Definition of Genus Derris
1. Noun. Genus of Old World tropical shrubs and woody vines.
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Derris, Derris Elliptica, Derris Root, Tuba Root
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Derris
Literary usage of Genus Derris
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1912)
"77—78, 120) has advocated the use of the “ tuba root,” also belonging to the genus Derris, which is used in the East ..."