Definitions

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  • n. Any of the genus Pisonia of nyctaginaceous flowering plants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of trees and shrubs, of the order Nyctagineæ, type of the tribe Pisonieæ, characterized by the terminal stigma and six to ten exserted stamens.

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

  • n. genus of often thorny tropical trees and shrubs and some vines; mainly America

Etymologies

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From the genus name.

Examples

  • The forest in most places, extended nearly to the beach, and was composed chiefly of hibiscus, pandanus, and cocoa-nut trees, with here and there a large pisonia, close to the lagoon.

    The Island Home

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