from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of shrubs, founded by Roxburgh in 1814, belonging to the natural order Rubiaceæ, tribe Pederieæ, distinguished by the 5-celled ovary, 5-parted style, and reticulate seed-coat, and embracing 3 or 4 species, natives of India, China, and the Indian archipelago.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Sorry, no example sentences found.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.