Definition of Genus Tropaeolum

1. Noun. A tropical American genus of dicotyledonous climbing or diffuse pungent herbs constituting the family Tropaeolaceae.

Exact synonyms: Tropaeolum
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Tropaeolaceae, Nasturtium Family, Tropaeolaceae
Member holonyms: Nasturtium



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Tropaeolum

genus Trimorphodon
genus Trinectes
genus Tringa
genus Trionyx
genus Triops
genus Triostium
genus Triplochiton
genus Triticum
genus Triturus
genus Trogium
genus Troglodytes
genus Trogon
genus Trollius
genus Trombicula
genus Tropaeolum (current term)
genus Tropidoclonion
genus Truncocolumella
genus Tsuga
genus Tuber
genus Tubercularia
genus Tulestoma
genus Tulipa
genus Tulostoma
genus Tunga
genus Tupaia
genus Tupinambis
genus Turbatrix
genus Turnix

Literary usage of Genus Tropaeolum

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1. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1901)
"Consists of a single genus, Tropaeolum, including about 35 species, natives of the higher parts of Central and South America. ..."

2. Records of General Science by Robert Dundas Thomson, T Thomson (1835)
"He shews that it differs from the genus Tropaeolum in having the aestivation of its calyx valvate, that of Tropaeolum being imbricate. ..."

3. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Perennials by Loudon (Jane) (1843)
"Seeds large, without albumen, filling the cavity in which they lie. DESCRIPTION, &c.—This order is a very small one, containing only the genus Tropaeolum ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The genus Tropaeolum, native of South America and Mexico, includes about 35 species of generally climbing annual and perennial herbs with orange, yellow, ..."

5. Applied and Economic Botany: Especially Adapted for the Use of Students in by Henry Kraemer (1914)
"... NASTURTIUM FAMILY comprises but a single genus, Tropaeolum. Some species are cultivated for ornamental purposes and are the nasturtiums of the garden. ..."

6. Applied and Economic Botany for Students in Technical and Agricultural by Henry Kraemer (1916)
"... NASTURTIUM FAMILY comprises but a single genus, Tropaeolum. Some species are cultivated for ornamental purposes and are the nasturtiums of the garden. ..."

7. The Florist (1848)
"... most desirable in every conservatory; for with two plants, you will never be without its flowers, which are unequalled by any of its genus. Tropaeolum ..."

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