Definition of Joint fir

1. Noun. Jointed and nearly leafless desert shrub having reduced scalelike leaves and reddish fleshy seeds.

Exact synonyms: Ephedra
Group relationships: Genus Ephedra
Specialized synonyms: Ephedra Sinica, Mahuang
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



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Literary usage of Joint fir

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1. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"The last two also have few roots, while joint-fir has many. Trees which do not root deep," and especially silver- fir and fir, are liable to be rooted up by ..."

2. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"joint fir FAMILY. Shrubs or trees, with jointed opposite or fascicled branches, and scale-like opposite or whorled leaves. Plants mostly dioecious; aments ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Ephraim Chambers (1870)
"... this operates in England os a discharge to the whole ; whereas in Scotland it operates only as a discharge of that one. JOINT-FIR. ..."

4. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"... this operates in England as a discharge to the whole ; whereas in Scotland it operates only as a discharge of that one. JOINT-FIR. ..."

5. Chambers' Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1874)
"... this operates in England as a discharge to the whole ; whereas in Scotland it operates only as a discharge of that one. JOINT-FIR. ..."

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