Apocynaceous
Apocynaceous A*poc`y*na"ceous, Apocyneous Ap`o*cyn"e*ous, a. [Gr. ? dogbane; ? from + ? dog.] (Bot.) Belonging to, or resembling, a family of plants, of which the dogbane ({Apocynum}) is the type. [1913 Webster]

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  • apocynaceous — [ə päs΄ə nā′shəs] adj. of the dogbane family of plants, which are mainly tropical, with simple leaves and a milky, often poisonous juice …   English World dictionary

  • apocynaceous — /euh pos euh nay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Apocynaceae, the dogbane family of plants. Cf. dogbane family. [1880 85; < NL Apocyn(um) genus name ( < Gk apókynon dogbane: apo APO + kyn (s. of kýon dog) + on n. suffix) + ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • apocynaceous — adjective Of the family Apocynaceae, which contains the periwinkle and oleander …   Wiktionary

  • apocynaceous — apoc·y·na·ceous …   English syllables

  • apocynaceous — adjective of or relating to tropical plants of the family Apocynaceae • Pertains to noun: ↑Apocynaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Apocyneous — Apocynaceous A*poc y*na ceous, Apocyneous Ap o*cyn e*ous, a. [Gr. ? dogbane; ? from + ? dog.] (Bot.) Belonging to, or resembling, a family of plants, of which the dogbane ({Apocynum}) is the type. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Actinotus helianthi — Flannel flower Flan nel flow er (Bot.) (a) The common mullein. (b) A Brazilian apocynaceous vine ({Macrosiphonia longiflora}) having woolly leaves. (c) An umbelliferous Australian flower ({Actinotus helianthi}), often erroneously thought to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aspidosperma Quebracho — Quebracho Que*bra cho, n. [Sp.] (Bot.) A Chilian apocynaceous tree ({Aspidosperma Quebracho}); also, its bark, which is used as a febrifuge, and for dyspn[oe]a of the lung, or bronchial diseases; called also {white quebracho}, to distinguish it… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conessine — Wrightine Wright ine, n. (Chem.) A rare alkaloid found in the bark of an East Indian apocynaceous tree ({Wrightia antidysenterica}), and extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance. It was formerly used as a remedy for diarrh[oe]a. Called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dogbane — Dog bane , n. [Said to be poisonous to dogs. Cf. {Apocynaceous}.] (Bot.) A small genus of perennial herbaceous plants, with poisonous milky juice, bearing slender pods pods in pairs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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