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- adj. Of or relating to a natural order of plants (Scitamineae), mostly tropical herbs, including ginger, banana, and the plants producing turmeric and arrowroot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Scitamineæ), mostly tropical herbs, including the ginger, Indian shot, banana, and the plants producing turmeric and arrowroot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or belonging to the Scitamineæ.
In these scrubs I saw the white apple and the crimson scitamineous plant seen near Rockingham
In the second volume of the "Pharmaceutical Journal," Dr. Pereira states that the term "grains of paradise," or Melegueta, has been applied to the produce of no less than six scitamineous plants.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
The people confound this alpine scitamineous plant with the arborescent gramina, under the name of carice.