Definition of Genus Actinidia
1. Noun. Small Asiatic woody vine bearing many-seeded fruit.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Actinidiaceae, Family Actinidiaceae
Member holonyms: Actinidia Arguta, Bower Actinidia, Tara Vine, Actinidia Chinensis, Actinidia Deliciosa, Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwi, Kiwi Vine, Actinidia Polygama, Silver Vine, Silvervine
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Actinidia
Literary usage of Genus Actinidia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Systematic Anatomy of the Dicotyledons: A Handbook for Laboratories of Pure by Hans Solereder, Dukinfield Henry Scott (1908)
"... the genus Actinidia possesses the following types of hairs in addition to unicellular clothing hairs : uniseriate trichomes ; shaggy hairs (A. ..."
2. Forest Flora of Japan: Notes on the Forest Flora of Japan by Charles Sprague Sargent (1894)
"The genus Actinidia, woody climbers of the Himalayas and eastern Asia, appears m .japan in three species, of which two, at least, are exceedingly common and ..."
3. Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application by Luther Burbank, John Whitson, Robert John, Henry Smith Williams, Luther Burbank Society (1914)
"... that seems pretty certain to be welcomed here, is a plant indigenous to China, belonging to the genus Actinidia, known to the natives as the mao-li-dzi. ..."
4. Our Garden Flowers: A Popular Study of Their Native Lands, Their Life by Harriet Louise Keeler (1910)
"The genus Actinidia, woody climbers of the Himalayas and eastern Asia, is represented in our gardens by two Japanese species. The largest and strongest is ..."
5. How Plants are Trained to Work for Man by Luther Burbank (1921)
"... ANOTHER importation from the Orient that seems pretty certain to he welcomed here, is a plant indigenous to China, be^ longing to the genus Actinidia, ..."
6. Professional Paper by Geological Survey (U.S.) (1916)
"The genus Actinidia, comprising oriental shrubs, is represented by characteristic seeds in the Pliocene of the Holland-Prussian border. ..."