Definition of Epacris

1. Noun. Any heathlike evergreen shrub of the genus Epacris grown for their showy and crowded spikes of small bell-shaped or tubular flowers.




Definition of Epacris

1. n. A genus of shrubs, natives of Australia, New Zealand, etc., having pretty white, red, or purple blossoms, and much resembling heaths.

Definition of Epacris

1. Noun. (botany) Any of the genus ''Epacris'' of shrubs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epacris

1. an Australian plant resembling heath [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Epacris

1. A genus of shrubs, natives of Australia, New Zealand, etc, having pretty white, red, or purple blossoms, and much resembling heaths. Origin: NL, from Gr. Pointed at the end. So called in allusion to the sharply pointed leaves. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epacris

eosinotaxis
eosins
eosophobia
eosphorite
eotaxin
eotaxins
eothen
eozoa
eozoic
eozoon
eozoonal
eozoons
ep toxicity
epacrid
epacrids
epacris (current term)
epacris family
epacrises
epact
epactal
epactal bones
epactal ossicles
epacts
epagoge
epagoges
epagogic
epagomenal
epalate
epalrestat
epamniotic

Literary usage of Epacris

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1. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1848)
"... flowering hybrid epacris was raised a few years ago by Mr. Ball, Nurseryman, of Taunton, betwixt, as we believe, E. grandiflora and E. impressa. ..."

2. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most by John Sims (1805)
"С ] epacris PUNGENS. RIGID epacris. ... epacris pungens. Cavan. Icon. v. 4. p. 26. /. 346. ... character of epacris grandiflora in ..."

3. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1833)
"Br. Specific Character and Synonyms. epacris nivalis ; foliis ... epacris nivalis. Lodd. Bot. Cab. t. 1821. Bot. Reg. t. 1531. DESCR. ..."

4. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"Genus epacris epacris (Greek, cpi, upon, and akris, tlie summit of a mountain). A genus of about twenty-six species of erect, greenhouse shrubs, ..."

5. The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florists Magazine by Joseph Harrison (1851)
"epacris AI/BIDA COMPACTA.—The flowers are pure white, bell- shaped, an inch long. A very handsome variety, and deserves to be in every greenhouse. ..."

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