Definition of Genus Reseda
1. Noun. Old World genus of herbs having racemose flowers: mignonette; dyer's rocket.
Group relationships: Family Resedaceae, Mignonette Family, Resedaceae
Member holonyms: Reseda, Mignonette, Reseda Odorata, Sweet Reseda, Dyer's Mignonette, Dyer's Rocket, Reseda Luteola, Weld
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Reseda
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. ..."