Definition of Bocconia
1. Noun. Herb of China and Japan widely cultivated for its plumelike panicles of creamy white flowers.
Generic synonyms: Poppy
Group relationships: Genus Macleaya, Macleaya
2. Noun. Small Central American tree having loose racemes of purple-tinted green flowers.
Group relationships: Genus Bocconia
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bocconia
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Literary usage of Bocconia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1817)
"In all these circumstances it differs from its supposed congener, bocconia frutescens, with which in other respects it very much corresponds. ..."
2. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"bocconia (named after Dr. P. Boccone, a Sicilian botanical author) is another genus of this order. There are several species, of which the most frequently ..."
3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1905)
"bocconia cordata is a hardy, rapidly-growing perennial, attaining a height of 4 to 6 feet. It has been successfully grown in this country, although it is a ..."