Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of myrtaceous shrubs and trees, of over 500 species, which are found in tropical or subtropical America and tropical Asia, with a few species in Africa and Australia. About half a dozen are found in Florida. The flowers are tetramerous, with numerous stamens, and are followed by a baccate fruit. The leaves are opposite and often glandular-punctate and fragrant, and the wood is hard and sometimes of value. The most important species is E. caryophyllata, of India, which yields the clove of commerce. (See cut under
clove.) Several species bear edible fruits, as the rose-apple (E. Jambos) and the Jambolana (E. Jambolana), which are cultivated in tropical countries. The astringent bark of the latter is used in dyeing and tanning, and in medicine. Others are cultivated in greenhouses for the beauty of their foliage or flowers.
- n. A genus of humming-birds. E. imperatrix is a fine species from Ecuador, green with a violet throat-spot.
- n. A genus of dipterous insects, of the family Muscidæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A genus of myrtaceous plants, mostly of tropical countries, and including several aromatic trees and shrubs, among which are the trees which produce allspice and cloves of commerce.
- n. tropical trees and shrubs with aromatic leaves and often valuable hard wood
- Ancient Greek Εὐγενία, feminine form of Εὐγένιος ( =Eugene) "well born". (Wiktionary)
“Of the jambu (eugenia, L.) there are several species, among which the jambu merah or kling (Eugenia malaccensis) is the most esteemed for the table, and is also the largest.”
“Besides, the Eugenia is a destination unto itself.”
“Eugenia is an inspiration for certain, but really, just so COOL!”
“The voice went on ... the newcomer's, the one they called Eugenia ... yes, she had known them in Italy.”
“Our two eldest girls are but slightly provided for; and Eugenia is far more dangerously circumstanced, in standing so conspicuously apart, as a prize to some adventurer.”
“He thought it right, however, to detain Eugenia, who, as his decided heiress, was left to be brought up at Cleves.”
“Eugenia is at present safe; I see, now, distinctly, her heart is yet untouched.”
“Now, this prize is no other than your cousin Eugenia Tyrold, whom I don't tell you is a beauty; but if you are the sensible lad I take you for, you won't think the worse of her for wanting such frail perfections.”
“The contrition of the trembling Lavinia could not but obtain from Mrs. Tyrold the pardon it deserved: but she could make no allowance for the extreme want of consideration in Sir Hugh; and anxiously waited the time when she might call back Eugenia from the management of a person whom she considered as more childish than her children themselves.”
“Indiana says nothing to amuse me; and Eugenia is so bookish, I might as well live with an old woman; which God forbid I should object to, only I like”
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