Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of dicotyledonous gamopetalous plants, belonging to the natural order Rubiaceæ, tribe Hedyotideæ, to which it gives its name: scarcely distinguishable botanically from Houstonia and Oldenlandia, but chiefly old-world shrubs or suffrutescent plants.

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Examples

  • In the little thicket of the Pejual, near the purple-flowered befaria, grows a heath-leaved hedyotis, eight feet high; the caparosa, * which is a large arborescent hypericum; a lepidium, which appears identical with that of Virginia; and lastly, lycopodiaceous plants and mosses, which cover the rocks and roots of the trees.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • In the little thicket of the Pejual, near the purple-flowered befaria, grows a heath-leaved hedyotis, eight feet high; the caparosa, * which is a large arborescent hypericum (* Vismia caparosa (a loranthus clings to this plant, and appropriates to itself the yellow juice of the vismia); Davallia meifolia, Heracium avilae, Aralia arborea, Jacq., and Lepidium virginicum.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 1

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