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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of birds of the family Corvidæ and subfamily Garrulinæ, containing several species of crested jays from Java, Sumatra, Borneo, etc., such as P. galericulatus, P. coronatus, and others.
- n. A genus of arachnidans.
- n. A genus of polypetalous plants of the order Saxifrageæ and the tribe Cunonieæ, characterized by the two-celled, two-seeded, and two-valved capsules, the two awl-shaped recurved styles, four or five calyx-lobes, as many smaller petals, and eight or ten stamens, of the length of the petals, and inserted with them on the base of an urn-shaped disk. D. Don, 1830. The only species, P. trifoliatus, the white alder or white ash of Cape Colony,' is a very smooth and handsome tree, casting abundant shade, and bearing multitudes of small white flowers in long-stalked axillary panicles, followed by small white capsules. The coriaceous opposite and stalked leaves are each composed of three toothed and veiny lanceolate leaflets. See
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