Definition of Genus Reseda

1. Noun. Old World genus of herbs having racemose flowers: mignonette; dyer's rocket.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Reseda

genus Raoulia
genus Raphia
genus Raphicerus
genus Raphus
genus Ratibida
genus Rattus
genus Rauvolfia
genus Rauwolfia
genus Ravenala
genus Recurvirostra
genus Regalecus
genus Regnellidium
genus Regulus
genus Reithrodontomys
genus Remilegia
genus Reseda (current term)
genus Retama
genus Reticulitermes
genus Retrophyllum
genus Rhagoletis
genus Rhamnus
genus Rhapis
genus Rhea
genus Rheum
genus Rhexia
genus Rhincodon
genus Rhinoceros
genus Rhinonicteris
genus Rhinoptera
genus Rhipsalis

Literary usage of Genus Reseda

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"genus Reseda RESEDA (Latin, reseda, to quiet, the plant having formerly been thought to act as a sedative). A genus of about twenty-six alternate-leaved ..."

2. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"... genus Reseda, and some small ones which have been separated from it by modern botanists, and to these has been added ..."

3. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Joseph Paxton (1836)
"CULTURE OF THE genus Reseda. THERE are twenty species of Reseda known to botanists, of which probably half are not worth cultivation; some are ornamental, ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"... other species of the genus Reseda. The white mignonette, R. alba, a tall plant with white scentless blossoms, has sometimes been cultivated. ..."

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