Definition of Acalypha
1. Noun. A genus of herbs and shrubs belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Euphorbiaceae, Family Euphorbiaceae, Spurge Family
Member holonyms: Acalypha Virginica, Three-seeded Mercury
Lexicographical Neighbors of Acalypha
Literary usage of Acalypha
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies by Edward Pollock Anshutz (1900)
"COMMON NAME, Indian Acalypha, Indian Nettle. PREPARATION.—The fresh plant is macerated with two parts by weight of alcohol. ..."
2. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"... are all from Polynesia, and are grown on account of their richly variegated leaves. They are largely grown in gardens in Tropical countries. Acalypha ..."
3. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"Acalypha. Linn.—Three-seeded Mercury. (A Greek name for the nettle, which this plant somewhat resembles.) Monoecious. STERILE FL. Perianth 3—4-parted. ..."
4. The Characteristics of the New Remedies by Edwin Moses Hale, F. S. Whitman (1873)
"Acalypha INDICA. (Indian Acalypha.) A plant found in the East Indies. Proved by Dr. Tonnere, of Calcutta. ANALOGUES:—Arnica (?) Hamamelis (?) Ipecacuanha (? ..."