Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Adoxaceae.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-) + δόξα (doksa)

Examples

  • Polytrichium fuscescens, Trichostomum anielangioides, Pohlia, on walls and rocks, Adoxa! in wet places under banks, with a fleshy Urticea: about this was observed the brick-red and black bird.

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

  • In the Caprifoliaceae we have small and regular greenish flowers, as in the moschatel (Adoxa); more conspicuous regular open flowers without honey, as in the elder (Sambucus); and tubular flowers increasing in length and irregularity, till in some, like our common honeysuckle, they are adapted for fertilisation by moths only, with abundant honey and delicious perfume to attract them.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • The summit flower, in Adoxa and rue differ from the lower flowers.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2

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