from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A Linnæan class of plants having five separate stamens.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, in the Linnean artificial system of classification, a class of plants characterized by having flowers with five stamens.
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(F) The cyclamen is thQ fozv-lfreaJ m botany; a genus of the pentandria mOnogynia clafs of plants.
THE Medlar Tree (Mefplhs) is An - gular in its production of a large apple and pear-fhaped brown fruit, not eatable until it affumes a flate of decay; for while it remains firm and found it is exceedingly auftere •, but ripening in Au - tumn, becomes foft and palatable in Winter; the tree belongs to the clafs and order Icofandria pentandria: Twenty or more ftamina, and five flyles, in each flower.
The British fruit-gardener : and art of pruning : comprising, the most approved methods of planting and raising every useful fruit-tree and fruit-bearing-shrub ... The true successful practice of pruning, training, grafting, budding &c. so as to render them abundantly fruitful: and full directions concerning soils, situations, and exposures
"Nicotiana, the tobacco plant is a genus of plants of the order of Monogynia, belonging to the pentandria class, order