from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Linnean genus of verbenaceous shrubs, now included in Clerodendron.
  • n. [lowercase] A plant of the former genus Volkameria.


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  • We soon leave the brilliant, unsatisfying colours of tulips and coreopsis, but we turn again and again to drink in the sweetness of orange-blossoms or volkameria-flowers compared separately, each in its own land, to

    The Duchesse De Langeais

  • Madame de Mortsauf was the skylark of Bengal, transported to our cold Europe, mournful on its perch, silent and dying in the cage of a naturalist; Henriette was the singing bird of oriental poems in groves beside the Ganges, flying from branch to branch like a living jewel amid the roses of a volkameria that ever blooms.

    The Lily of the Valley


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