Definition of Madia

1. Noun. Genus of sticky herbs with yellow flowers open in morning or evening but closed in bright light.




Definition of Madia

1. n. A genus of composite plants, of which one species (Madia sativa) is cultivated for the oil yielded from its seeds by pressure. This oil is sometimes used instead of olive oil for the table.

Medical Definition of Madia

1. A genus of composite plants, of which one species (Madia sativa) is cultivated for the oil yielded from its seeds by pressure. This oil is sometimes used instead of olive oil for the table. Origin: NL, fr. Sp. Madi, fr. Chilian madi, the native name. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Madia

mademoiselle
mademoiselles
maderise
maderised
maderises
maderize
maderized
maderizes
maderizing
madescent
madest
madge
madges
madhouse
madhouses
madia (current term)
madia oil
madia oil plant
madid
madidans
madindoline
madisterium
madjoun
madling
madlings
madly
madman
madmen
madnep
madness

Literary usage of Madia

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1. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1825)
"Persoon Syn. 2. p. 430. Hort. Kew. ed. alt. t. 302. madia ... 29. Chil. ed. ital. p. 137. ed. gallic, p. 108. We have very little doubt, but that madia ..."

2. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"Epicarp (ep). The cells are longitudinally elongated, variable in size, with colorless, distinctly beaded walls and a thickened cuticle. Flc. 155. madia ..."

3. The Microscopy of Technical Products by Thomas Franz Hanausek (1907)
"madia CAKE. madia saliva Mol. occurs native in Chile and in the United States from ... madia (madia sativa). Cross-section of Outer Portion of Fruit. ..."

4. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"A true madia with flowers reduced, sometimes to a minimum. § 3. Ray» 4 to 8, very short, not exceeding the solitary disk-flower, which is fertile, ..."

5. The Flower Garden: Or, Breck's Book of Flowers; in which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1856)
"madia. madia elegans. — Elegant madia. — A pretty annual, of recent introduction. The seeds should be planted in the border in May. ..."

6. Chemical Technology, Or, Chemistry in Its Applications to Arts and Manufactures by Charles Edward Groves, William Thorp, Friedrich Ludwig Knapp, Thomas Richardson, Edmund Ronalds, Henry Watts, William Joseph Dibdin (1895)
"The plant from which this oil is obtained (madia sativa) is indigenous to Chili, and has been successfully cultivated in Asia Minor and Algeria. ..."

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