Definition of Genus coleus

1. Noun. Genus of Old World tropical plants cultivated for their variegated leaves; various plants sometimes placed in genera Plectranthus or Solenostemon.

Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Labiatae, Family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, Mint Family
Member holonyms: Coleus, Flame Nettle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Coleus

genus Coccyzus
genus Cochlearia
genus Cochlearius
genus Cocos
genus Codariocalyx
genus Codiaeum
genus Coeloglossum
genus Coelogyne
genus Coelophysis
genus Coereba
genus Coffea
genus Cola
genus Colaptes
genus Colchicum
genus Coleonyx
genus Coleus
genus Colinus
genus Collinsia
genus Collinsonia
genus Collocalia
genus Colobus
genus Colocasia
genus Coluber
genus Colubrina
genus Columba
genus Columnea
genus Colutea
genus Comandra
genus Comatula
genus Combretum

Literary usage of Genus coleus

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1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"genus coleus COLEUS (Greek, koleos, a sheath, from the filaments of the stamens uniting at the base and forming a sheath for the style). ..."

2. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1868)
"... a prominent place must be given to the genus Coleus, on which Mr. Bause has practised with results which are in every way satisfactory. ..."

3. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1904)
"... because those who grow foliage plants of the genus Coleus and Cacti have more trouble with the mealy bug ; so they say that that is the worst insect. ..."

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