Definition of Genus Saponaria
1. Noun. Mostly perennial Old World herbs.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Carnation Family, Caryophyllaceae, Family Caryophyllaceae, Pink Family
Member holonyms: Bouncing Bess, Bouncing Bet, Hedge Pink, Saponaria Officinalis, Soapwort
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Saponaria
Literary usage of Genus Saponaria
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1907)
"Alfredia Benth. et Hook, fil.; the section Vaccaria DC. of the genus Saponaria keeps its name when placed in the genus ..."
2. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1892)
"Nearly allied to the genus Saponaria is the genus Gypsophila, some species of which are called Soap- root, and contain much saponin. ..."