Definition of Genus Isatis
1. Noun. Old World genus of annual to perennial herbs: woad.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, Family Brassicaceae, Family Cruciferae, Mustard Family
Member holonyms: Woad, Dyer's Woad, Isatis Tinctoria
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Isatis
Literary usage of Genus Isatis
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1. A History of the Vegetable Kingdom: Embracing the Physiology of Plants, with by William Rhind (1857)
"... as in cheiranthus, but sometimes the valves are without partitions, and the pods consequently are celled, as in the genus isatis. ..."
2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The genus isatis comprises 25 or 30 species, all of the old world. The woad has been so long in cultivation that its native country is uncertain; ..."
3. A System of Physiological Botany by Patrick Keith (1816)
"... but sometimes the valves are without partitions, and the pod consequently one-celled, as in the genus Isatis. Defini- ARTICLE 7- The Legume. ..."
4. General Medical Chemistry: For the Use of Practitioners of Medicine by Rudolph August Witthaus (1881)
"This substance was formerly considered as identical with indican, a glucoside existing in plants of the genus Isatis, which, when decomposed, yields, ..."
5. An Essay on the Culture and Manufacture of Indigo: To which was Awarded the by John Shortt (1862)
"Isatis Tinctoria or Woad, is the species cultivated in genus Isatis. ,, , _, . _ Europe and China. ..."