Piscidia erythrina
Dogwood Dog"wood` (-w[oo^]d`), n. [So named from skewers (dags) being made of it. --Dr. Prior. See {Dag}, and {Dagger}.] (Bot.) The {Cornus}, a genus of large shrubs or small trees, the wood of which is exceedingly hard, and serviceable for many purposes. [1913 Webster]

Note: There are several species, one of which, {Cornus mascula}, called also {cornelian cherry}, bears a red acid berry. {Cornus florida} is the flowering dogwood, a small American tree with very showy blossoms. [1913 Webster]

{Dogwood tree}. (a) The dogwood or {Cornus}. (b) A papilionaceous tree ({Piscidia erythrina}) growing in Jamaica. It has narcotic properties; -- called also {Jamaica dogwood}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Piscidia erythrina — Piscidĭa erythrīna L., Baum der Papilionazeen auf Jamaika, dessen Rinde eine betäubende, opiumähnliche Substanz enthält und zum Betäuben der Fische dient …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Piscidia erythrina — noun small tree of West Indies and Florida having large odd pinnate leaves and panicles of red striped purple to white flowers followed by decorative curly winged seedpods; yields fish poisons • Syn: ↑Jamaica dogwood, ↑fish fuddle, ↑Piscidia… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Piscidia erythrina L. — Symbol PIPI3 Synonym Symbol PIER Botanical Family Fabaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Писцидиа эритрина - Piscidia erythrina, Писцидия писцидула — Из семейства бобовых. Стройное высокое дерево высотой 6 8 м, с серой корой. Листья сложные, непарноперистые, листочки на коротких черешках, продолговатые, цельнокрайние, с заостренной верхушкой. Цветки мотыльковые, карминно красные, в крупных… …   Справочник по гомеопатии

  • Piscidia —   Piscidia P. piscipula …   Wikipedia Español

  • Piscidia — noun genus of shrubs or small trees having indehiscent pods with black seeds; roots and bark yield fish poisons • Syn: ↑genus Piscidia • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papilionoideae, ↑subfamily Papilionoideae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Piscidia piscipula — noun small tree of West Indies and Florida having large odd pinnate leaves and panicles of red striped purple to white flowers followed by decorative curly winged seedpods; yields fish poisons • Syn: ↑Jamaica dogwood, ↑fish fuddle, ↑Piscidia… …   Useful english dictionary

  • piscidia — pis·cid·ia pi sid ē ə n the bark of a West Indian leguminous tree (Piscidia erythrina) that was formerly used as a narcotic and anodyne * * * Pis·cid·ia (pĭ sidґe ə) [L. piscis fish + caedere to kill] a genus of trees of the family… …   Medical dictionary

  • Piscidĭa — (P L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Papilionaceae Dalbergieae, 17. Kl. 4. Ordn. L.; Art: P. erythrina, südamerikanischer Baum, dessen gestampfte Rinde die Fische betäubt, so daß sie oben schwimmen u. leicht gefangen werden; auch auf… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Piscidĭa — L., Gattung der Leguminosen mit der einzigen Art P. Erythrina L. einem Baum mit unpaarig gefiederten Blättern, weißen und blutroten Blüten in kurzen Rispen und linealischer flacher Hülfe, wächst in Florida, Mexiko und Westindien. Die Rinde… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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