Definition of Morus

1. Noun. Type genus of the Moraceae: mulberries.

Exact synonyms: Genus Morus
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Moraceae, Moraceae, Mulberry Family
Member holonyms: Mulberry, Mulberry Tree



Definition of Morus

1. n. A genus of trees, some species of which produce edible fruit; the mulberry. See Mulberry.

Medical Definition of Morus

1. A genus of trees, some species of which produce edible fruit; the mulberry. See Mulberry. Morus alba is the white mulberry, a native of India or China, the leaves of which are extensively used for feeding silkworms, for which it furnishes the chief food. Morus multicaulis, the many-stemmed or Chinese mulberry, is only a form of white mulberry, preferred on account of its more abundant leaves. Morus nigra, the black mulberry, produces a dark-coloured fruit, of an agreeable flavor. Origin: L, mulberry tree. See Mulberry. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Morus

mortpay
mortpays
morts
mortsafe
mortsafes
mortuaries
mortuary
mortuary practice
morula
morulae
morular
morulas
morulation
morulations
moruloid
morus (current term)
morwe
morwening
morwenings
morwes
morwong
morwongs
mos'
mosaic
mosaic culture
mosaic egg
mosaic fundus
mosaic gold
mosaic inheritance

Literary usage of Morus

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1. Histoire de la Science Politique Dans Ses Rapports Avec la Morale by Paul Janet (1887)
"Différence de la république de morus et de celle de Platon. Le travail. ... Différence de cette conception et de celle de Th. morus. ..."

2. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1735)
"morus ; Virginian», foliis la- ... Hort. The broad-leav'd Virginian Mulberry, with long red Fruit. 6. morus ..."

3. Reminiscences of a War-time Statesman and Diplomat, 1830-1915 by Frederick William Seward (1916)
"The " morus multicaulis" Fever. A new form of agricultural enterprise suddenly ... It had been demonstrated by experiment that the morus multicaulis would ..."

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