Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of leguminous trees of the suborder Cæsalpinieæ and the tribe Eucæsalpinieæ, having a slightly imbricate or valvate calyx, and linear pod. They are handsome spiny evergreens, with pinnate leaves of numerous minute leaflets, spines in place of stipules, and loose racemes of yellow flowers. There are 3 species, of which P. Africana, with wingless leafstalks, is the “wilde limoenhout”; of the Cape of Good Hope, and P. Torreyana is the green-barked acacia or palo verde of Mexico and Arizona. P. aculeata, the Jerusalem-thorn of Jamaica, is a native of America, but is now widely scattered throughout the tropics; it is a shrub about 15 feet high, with winged leafstalks and fragrant flowers, used for hedges, and by the Indians in Mexico as a remedy for epilepsy and as a febrifuge.
- n. A genus of pachycampylous Jurassic ammonites of the family Reineckidæ, section Morphoceratida of Hyatt's classification. The shells are discoidal, widely umbilicate, ornamented with strong radial ribs which are simple on the flattened sides and which bifurcate on the outer margins of the whorls, and with a deep, narrow, smooth furrow on the medial line of the venter. The genus is specially characteristic of the lower Jurassic beds of Europe and North Africa.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small genus of spiny shrubs or small trees.
- n. small genus of spiny shrubs or small trees
- Named after the English botanist John Parkinson. (Wiktionary)
“Exotic plant species recorded from the region include rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora), mother of millions (Bryophyllum tubiflorum), and parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeata).”
“Other weeds include the noogoora burr (Xanthium strumarium), parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeata), bellyache bush (Jatropha gossypifolia), and castor oil plant (Ricinus communis), all of which are especially concentrated in riparian and wetland areas.”
“These include noogoora burr (Xanthium strumarium), parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeata), bellyache bush (Jatropha gossypifolia), and castor oil plant (Ricinus communis).”
“Parkinsonia africana, Acacia nebrownii, Boscia foetida, B. albitrunca, and Catophractes alexandri as well as smaller karoo bushes such as Pentzia spp. and Eriocephalus spp. are also typical.”
“Parkinsonia praecox (IK), Eriotheca discolor (IK) and Tessaria integrifolia.”
“The Dorset and East Devon Coast has long been famous as a rich source of ammonites such as Asteroceras obtusum, Parkinsonia parkinsoni and Titanites anguiformis.”
“The surrounding habitats do not follow strict bounds as border mixing allows common Sechura Desert species to mix including Parkinsonia aculeata and Alternanthera peruviana while coastal dunes maybe stabilized by Distichlis spicata and Cryptocarpus pyriformis.”
“Three species are recommended to farmers (Caesalpinia spinosa, Parkinsonia aculeata, and Zizyphus mauritania).”
“The most common trees are the mango, Parkinsonia, _Babool_, Acacia altera babooloides, a Leguminous Mimosoid tree, Tamarisk, a middling sized tree and very pretty, Ficus.”
“_Neem_ or Melia Azadarach, Parkinsonia about the bungalow.”
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