Definition of Hyacinthoides
1. Noun. Small genus of perennial bulbs of western Europe and North Africa; sometimes placed in family Hyacinthaceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
Member holonyms: Bluebell, Harebell, Hyacinthoides Nonscripta, Scilla Nonscripta, Wild Hyacinth, Wood Hyacinth
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyacinthoides
Literary usage of Hyacinthoides
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1905)
"In Manila a double line of it borders the walk approaching the palace. REFERENCES: Cordyline hyacinthoides (L.) Aloe hyacinthoides L. Sp. PI. ..."
2. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"]8th, 1838, p. 9), but of late years Urginea indica has been in use ; both appear to bo equally satisfactory substitutes for squills. L. hyacinthoides has ..."
3. The History of Silk, Cotton, Linen, Wool, and Other Fibrous Substances by Clinton G. Gilroy (1845)
"... By former botanists, men of great eminence, it was supposed to be Scilla hyacinthoides. Sprengel objects, that this species does not grow in Greece§. ..."
4. Alpine Flowers for English Gardens by William Robinson (1870)
"The true S. hyacinthoides of Southern Europe is scarcely worthy of cultivation ; 6". cernua is not sufficiently distinct from S. patula, and one or two ..."