from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, a genus of rove-beetles, of the family Staphylinidæ, of wide distribution and many species, which live upon plants or under the bark of trees.
  • n. In botany, a large genus of dicotyledonous polypetalous shrubs or trees, founded by Jacques (1763), of the natural order Samydaceæ, and type of the tribe Homalieæ.


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