Definition of Torreya
1. Noun. Nutmeg-yews.
Generic synonyms: Gymnosperm Genus
Group relationships: Cephalotaxaceae, Family Cephalotaxaceae, Plum-yew Family
Member holonyms: California Nutmeg, Nutmeg-yew, Torreya Californica, Stinking Cedar, Stinking Yew, Torrey Tree, Torreya Taxifolia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torreya
Literary usage of Torreya
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Scientific Papers of Asa Gray by Asa Gray, Charles Sprague Sargent (1889)
"A PILGRIMAGE TO torreya.1 ORDERED to go south until I should meet the tardy spring and summer, I was expected to follow the beaten track to east Florida. ..."
2. Revision of Fossil Sequoia and Taxodium in Western North America Based on by Ralph W. Chaney (2008)
"The trend of the leaf bases on several of the specimens at the National Museum is suggestive of Taxodium, but those of torreya also have a similar ..."
3. The Pinetum: Being a Synopsis of All the Coniferous Plants at Present Known by George Gordon, Robert Glendinning (1858)
"torreya. Arnott. The Stinking Yews. Flowers, dioecious, or male and female on different ... GRANDIS, Fortune, the Grand torreya. Leaves, in opposite pairs, ..."
4. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1856)
"There could be little difficulty in procuring the seed. It is a torreya that has been said to be a nutmeg-tree, by the wise men emigrated to California. ..."
5. A Manual of the North American Gymnosperms: Exclusive of the Cycadales But by David Pearce Penhallow (1907)
"torreya, ARNOTT. PLATES 20 AND 21 Transverse. Growth rings rather thin, often variable; tracheids rather large, chiefly squarish, the structure generally ..."
6. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"In Cephalotaxus and torreya the ovules stand in pairs in the axils of one leaf, the sporophyll (Fig. 348, V). In Cephalotaxus these sporo- phylls are united ..."