Definition of Actinidia
1. Noun. Small Asiatic woody vine bearing many-seeded fruit.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Actinidiaceae, Family Actinidiaceae
Member holonyms: Actinidia Arguta, Bower Actinidia, Tara Vine, Actinidia Chinensis, Actinidia Deliciosa, Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi, Kiwi Vine, Actinidia Polygama, Silver Vine, Silvervine
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Actinidia
Literary usage of Actinidia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1911)
"actinidia ARGUTA. The species actinidia arguta also occurs wild in ... The species actinidia chinensis seems to be the largest and most important of all. ..."
2. Forest Flora of Japan: Notes on the Forest Flora of Japan by Charles Sprague. Sargent (1894)
"actinidia polygama. does not, like actinidia arguta, climb into the tops of tall trees ; its weaker stems tumble about and form great tangles, ..."
3. Our Garden Flowers: A Popular Study of Their Native Lands, Their Life by Harriet Louise Keeler (1910)
"actinidia polygama is a more slender plant than ... actinidia. actinidia polygama Professor Sar- The plant's attraction for cats is also very curious; ..."
4. Our Garden Flowers: A Popular Study of Their Native Lands, Their Life by Harriet Louise Keeler (1910)
"The largest and strongest is actinidia arguta, now fairly well established, ... actinidia polygama is a more slender plant than arguta, with elliptical, ..."