Definition of Genus Vincetoxicum

1. Noun. Genus of chiefly tropical American vines having cordate leaves and large purple or greenish cymose flowers; supposedly having powers as an antidote.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Vincetoxicum

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
genus Viminaria
genus Vinca
genus Vincetoxicum (current term)
genus Viola
genus Vipera
genus Vireo
genus Virgilia
genus Viscum
genus Vitis
genus Vittaria
genus Viverra
genus Viverricula
genus Volvaria
genus Volvariella
genus Volvox
genus Vorticella
genus Vulpes

Literary usage of Genus Vincetoxicum

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

1. Leaflets of Botanical Observation and Criticism by Edward Lee Greene (1906)
"... but holds the opinion that this is the genus Vincetoxicum of antiquity, and so, maintains that name. The other exception to the use of PNEUMONANTHE as a ..."

2. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach (1912)
"... secretes a viscid substance, on which insects become fixed, was formerly placed in this genus. Vincetoxicum is the officinal name of the swallow-wort. ..."

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