Definition of Genus Viscum

1. Noun. Type genus of the Viscaceae: Old World evergreen shrubs parasitic on many trees including oaks but especially apple trees, poplars, aspens and cottonwoods.

Exact synonyms: Viscum
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Viscaceae, Mistletoe Family, Viscaceae
Member holonyms: Mistletoe, Old World Mistletoe, Viscum Album

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Viscum

genus Vespertilio
genus Vespula
genus Vibrio
genus Viburnum
genus Vicia
genus Vicugna
genus Vidua
genus Vigna
genus Viminaria
genus Vinca
genus Vincetoxicum
genus Viola
genus Vipera
genus Vireo
genus Virgilia
genus Viscum (current term)
genus Vitis
genus Vittaria
genus Viverra
genus Viverricula
genus Volvaria
genus Volvariella
genus Volvox
genus Vorticella
genus Vulpes
genus Vultur
genus Weigela
genus Welwitchia
genus Welwitschia
genus Wintera

Literary usage of Genus Viscum

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

1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1851)
"The genus Viscum has been a frequent subject of investigation by many eminent physiological botanists, and Richard first described the very remarkable ..."

2. Bulletin of Pharmacy (1889)
"With the genus Viscum our Phoradendron was associated during the early history of this country, when it was known as Viscum ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1879)
"... and was considered by Pursh to belong to the genus Viscum. It belongs, however, to tho natural order ..."

4. The New Zealand Journal of Science (1885)
"The genus Viscum to which the English mistletoe belongs, is represented in this country by two species, ..."

5. Report of the Rugby School Natural History Society by Rugby School Natural History Society (1874)
"... are altogether Australian, and thirteen have British representatives. 'Loranthaceae. One plant only of the genus Viscum, ..."

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