Definition of Torreya californica

1. Noun. California evergreen having a fruit resembling a nutmeg but with a strong turpentine flavor.

Exact synonyms: California Nutmeg, Nutmeg-yew
Group relationships: Genus Torreya, Torreya
Generic synonyms: Yew



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torreya Californica

Torpediniformes
Torquay
Torquemada
Torquemadan
Torquil
Torre's syndrome
Torrens title
Torreon
Torres Strait
Torres Strait Creole
Torrey's pine
Torrey pine
Torrey tree
Torreya
Torreya californica (current term)
Torreya taxifolia
Torricelli
Torricellian
Torricellian barometer
Torrid Zone
Torschlusspanik
Torsten Sjogren's syndrome
Tortricidae
Torulopsis
Torwali
Torx head
Tory
Torygraph
Toryism

Literary usage of Torreya californica

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Veitch's Manual of the Coniferae: Containing a General Review of the Order by Adolphus Henry Kent (1900)
"On its native mountains Torreya californica during its best period is a handsome pyramidal tree, in old age a round-headed compact tree with drooping ..."

2. The Trees of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1909)
"CALIFORNIA NUTMEG (Torreya californica Torr.). ... Torreya californica inhabits cool shady canons or sheltered slopes and is distributed ..."

3. Biographical Memoirs by National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (1877)
"So that, all round the world, Torreya taxifolia, Torreya californica, Torreya nucifera, and Torreya grandis—as well as his own important contributions to ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"His associates have honored his name by giving it to certain species of shade trees, and so all round the world Torreya taxi- folia, Torreya californica, ..."

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