Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Fabaceae — the palo verde.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A small genus of spiny shrubs or small trees.

from The 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.
  • n. A genus of pachycampylous Jurassic ammonites of the family Reineckidæ, section Morphoceratida of Hyatt's classification.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small genus of spiny shrubs or small trees

Etymologies

Named after the English botanist John Parkinson. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Exotic plant species recorded from the region include rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora), mother of millions (Bryophyllum tubiflorum), and parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeata).

    Eastern Australia mulga shrublands

  • 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.

    Victoria Plains tropical savanna

  • These include noogoora burr (Xanthium strumarium), parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeata), bellyache bush (Jatropha gossypifolia), and castor oil plant (Ricinus communis).

    Kimberly tropical savanna

  • 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.

    Namibian savanna woodlands

  • Parkinsonia praecox (IK), Eriotheca discolor (IK) and Tessaria integrifolia.

    Rio Abiseo National Park, Peru

  • 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.

    Dorset and East Devon Coast, United Kingdom

  • 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.

    Piura mangroves

  • Three species are recommended to farmers (Caesalpinia spinosa, Parkinsonia aculeata, and Zizyphus mauritania).

    21. Alley farming

  • 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.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

  • _Neem_ or Melia Azadarach, Parkinsonia about the bungalow.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

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