Definition of Genus Vigna

1. Noun. Genus of vines or erect herbs having trifoliate leaves and yellowish or purplish flowers; of warm or tropical regions; most species often placed in genus Phaseolus.


Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Vigna

genus Verbascum
genus Verbena
genus Verbesina
genus Vernonia
genus Veronica
genus Verticillium
genus Vesicaria
genus Vespa
genus Vespertilio
genus Vespula
genus Vibrio
genus Viburnum
genus Vicia
genus Vicugna
genus Vidua
genus Vigna (current term)
genus Viminaria
genus Vinca
genus Vincetoxicum
genus Viola
genus Vipera
genus Vireo
genus Virgilia
genus Viscum
genus Vitis
genus Vittaria
genus Viverra
genus Viverricula
genus Volvaria
genus Volvariella

Literary usage of Genus Vigna

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

1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1907)
"... the Asparagus bean, one of 30 or more species of the genus Vigna, is a comparatively unimportant and unknown plant in agriculture and is represented ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"The seeds are usually kidney-shaped or roundish, but in some varieties the ends are slightly truncated. The cowpea, although belonging to the genus Vigna, ..."

3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"Still another group of plants sometimes called peas belong to the genus Vigna. The well known "cow pea" of the Southern States is V'. ..."

4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1912)
"The botanical genus Vigna, to which the cowpea belongs, is closely related to Phaseolus, which includes the common kidney bean. ..."

5. Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1897)
"They belong to the genus Vigna, the members of which are largely represented in South Africa, and are closely related to the lablab, lima, and haricot beans ..."

6. Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey by Timothy Abbott Conrad, William Hemsley Emory, Spencer Fullerton Baird, George Englemann, James Hall, Charles Christopher Parry, John Torrey, Arthur Carl Victor Schott, Charles Frédéric Girard, United States Dept. of the Interior (1858)
"If, as is probable, this and V. glabra are not specifically distinct, it ought to be called V/luteola, the'genus Vigna having been founded on Dolichos ..."

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