from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of evergreen heathlike or scandent shrubs of Madagascar, Australasia, and Polynesia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of polypetalous dicotyledonous plants, belonging to the natural order Dilleniaceœ and the tribe Hibbertieœ.

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

  • n. evergreen heathlike or scandent shrubs of Madagascar; Australasia; Polynesia


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