Definition of Genus Desmodium

1. Noun. Beggarweed; tick trefoil.

Exact synonyms: Desmodium
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Beggar Lice, Beggar's Lice, Tick Trefoil



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Desmodium

genus Dendroctonus
genus Dendroica
genus Dendrolagus
genus Dendromecon
genus Denisonia
genus Dennstaedtia
genus Dentaria
genus Deparia
genus Dermacentor
genus Dermatobia
genus Dermochelys
genus Derris
genus Descurainia
genus Desmanthus
genus Desmidium
genus Desmodium (current term)
genus Desmodus
genus Desmograthus
genus Deutzia
genus Diacalpa
genus Diadophis
genus Dialeurodes
genus Dianthus
genus Diapensia
genus Diapheromera
genus Dicamptodon
genus Dicentra
genus Diceros
genus Dichondra

Literary usage of Genus Desmodium

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"To all the species in the genus Desmodium the names of "bush trefoil", "tick trefoil", "beggar-lice" and "beggar's ticks" are applied. ..."

2. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1896)
"In the large genus Desmodium by far the greater number of the species are trifoliate; but some are unifoliate, and even the same plant may bear uui- and ..."

3. Natal Plants: Descriptions and Figures of Natal Indigenous Plants, with ...by John Medley Wood, Maurice Smethurst Evans by John Medley Wood, Maurice Smethurst Evans (1902)
"Drawn and described from Wood's 7732. The genus Desmodium is a large one including from 120 to 130 species, natives of tropical and sub-tropical countries. ..."

4. Fact and Fable in Psychology by Joseph Jastrow (1900)
"... an American species of the genus Desmodium, to strengthen the memory," or to " insure a fine voice, boil crickets and drink the liquor" (Clodd). ..."

5. The Power of Movement in Plants by Charles Darwin, Francis Darwin (1900)
"In the large genus Desmodium by far the greater number of the species are trifoliate; but some are unifoliate, and even the same plant may bear uni- and ..."

6. Tom Tit Tot: An Essay on Savage Philosophy in Folk-tale by Edward Clodd (1898)
"... burrs of the common beggars' lice, an American species of the genus Desmodium, to strengthen the memory. To ensure a fine voice, they boil crickets, ..."

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