Definition of Dombeya
1. Noun. Any of various shrubs or small trees of the genus Dombeya grown for their rounded clusters of exquisite often sweet-scented flowers usually hanging beneath the leaves.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dombeya
Literary usage of Dombeya
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"dombeya, a genus of plants belonging to the natural order ... dombeya TOMENTOSA, a small tree with rose coloured flowers.—Riddell. DOMEA. See Tonking. ..."
2. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1787)
"He gives the generic character of each, and, under the dombeya, ... which we have not been able to procure, has alfo a genus of dombeya. ..."
3. Paxton's Flower Garden by John Lindley, Sir Joseph Paxton (1853)
"... the name of dombeya excelsa, he decided, and we think rightly, that he was not called upon to go back to the name of columnaris, applied to dombeya, ..."
4. A Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Science: A Guide for the Pharmaceutist by Hiram V. Sweringen (1882)
"See Mu- cuna. DOLOMITE. The double carbonate of magnesia and lime. dombeya EXCELSA. A turpentine tree growing in Chili. dombeya TURPENTINE. ..."