Definition of Exacum

1. Noun. Genus of tropical Asiatic and African plants: especially Persian violets.

Exact synonyms: Genus Exacum
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Gentianaceae, Gentian Family, Gentianaceae
Member holonyms: Exacum Affine, Persian Violet



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exacum

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Ewing's tumour
Ewing sarcomas
Ewingella
Ewok
Ewondo
Ewood
Ex Works
Exacum
Exacum affine
Exaeretodon
Excalibur
Excel
Excellence
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Excellency
Exchequer
Exd.
Executive Office of the President
Exeter
Exhibit A
Exmoor
Exmoorian

Literary usage of Exacum

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1. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1884)
"... Grisebach and S. multiflora, Dalzell, besides species of exacum and Andrographis. All come from the cooler uplands. ..."

2. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"... giving off two or three rootlets, covered with a whitish- brown epidermis, when dry wrinkled longitudinally, white internally, and brittle. exacum ..."

3. Companion to the Botanical Magazine: Being a Journal, Containing Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1836)
"... and exacum filiforme grew in the dry ditches which bound the road ... perhaps not differing specifically from M. spicatum ; exacum ..."

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