Definition of Genus caesalpinia
1. Noun. Small spiny tropical trees or shrubs; includes the small genus or subgenus Poinciana.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Caesalpinioideae, Subfamily Caesalpinioideae
Member holonyms: Bonduc, Bonduc Tree, Caesalpinia Bonduc, Caesalpinia Bonducella, Caesalpinia Coriaria, Divi-divi, Caesalpinia Decapetala, Caesalpinia Sepiaria, Mysore Thorn, Brazilwood, Caesalpinia Echinata, Peach-wood, Peachwood, Pernambuco Wood, Brazilian Ironwood, Caesalpinia Ferrea, Bird Of Paradise, Caesalpinia Gilliesii, Poinciana, Poinciana Gilliesii, Caesalpinia Pulcherrima, Flamboyant Tree, Paradise Flower, Poinciana Pulcherrima, Pride Of Barbados, Poinciana, Subgenus Poinciana
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Caesalpinia
Literary usage of Genus caesalpinia
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1. Structural Botany: Or Organography on the Basis of Morphology. To which is by Asa Gray (1879)
"... contains the typical genus Caesalpinia. 728. Ordinal Names are formed in the same way, but with a preference for certain terminations which may denote ..."
2. Experimental Researches Concerning the Philosophy of Permanent Colours: And by Edward Bancroft (1814)
"This seems to belong to the genus caesalpinia, though the species has not, as I believe, been sufficiently ascertained. Sir Hans Sloane, in his Natural ..."
3. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"BRAZILWOOD Several species of the leguminous genus Caesalpinia have been used as a source of dyes. One of these trees, ..."
4. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal ...by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"genus caesalpinia,* Linn. B. & H., Gen., i, p. 565. Baill., Hist. Pl., ii, p. 170. About 40 species are known, dis- persed throughout the hotter regions of ..."