Definition of Genus cynara
1. Noun. Artichoke; cardoon.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Artichoke, Artichoke Plant, Cynara Scolymus, Globe Artichoke, Cardoon, Cynara Cardunculus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cynara
Literary usage of Genus cynara
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"... he uaed the term Onopordon, a name previously applied to Thistles by Pliny. When the scales and receptacles were fleshy, he named the genus Cynara. ..."
2. Journal of a Tour in Marocco and the Great Atlas by Joseph Dalton Hooker, John Ball, George Maw (1878)
"... clearly saw that this differed essentially from the genus Cynara (of which the type is the common artichoke), and referred it first to Serratula, ..."
3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"... a thistle-like perennial plant, now growing wild in the south of Europe, but probably a native of Asia. The genus Cynara belongs to the natural order ..."
4. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1873)
"ARTICHOKE, an edible plant of the genus cynara, order composite, resembling a large thistle, known in the south of Europe as early as 1548. ..."