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Definition of the noun velvet-leaf

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  1. arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • alternative spelling: velvetleaf
    • scientific name: Lavatera arborea
    • synonym of velvet-leaf: tree mallow
    • more generic words: bush / shrub = a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
    • member of: genus Lavatera / Lavatera = widespread genus of herbs or softwood arborescent shrubs cultivated for their showy flowers
    • geographic area: North America
    • observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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  2. tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States

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Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms. Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

English: mountain medlar, small velvet-leaf, small wild medlar Southern Africa: bergmispel, kleinmispel; monyunwana ( Western Transvaal, northern Cape, Botswana) Tapirira Aubl. Anacardiaceae Origins: ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Names of Plants (1884)

Applied in England and Among English-speaking People to Cultivated and Wild Plants, Trees, and Shrubs by William Miller

False Pareira-Brava, Velvet-leaf, Ice- Vine, Pareira-Brava Velvet-Leaf Cissus acida. Sorrel Vine antarctica. Kangaroo or Xanguru Vine latifolia. Elephant's Vine sicyoides. Bastard Bryony, W. Indian China-root venatorum. Sportsman's Climber ...

Google previewChandler's Encyclopedia (1898)

An Epitome of Universal Knowledge ... by William Henry Chandler

VELVET-LEAF. M. silvestris. Mallow, MARSH. Althaea officinalTM. Tall perennial herb of the Mallow family, with a tiiick mucilaginous root; native of Europe; introduced into salt marshes in the n.e. U. S. A confection is made from the root.


velvet-leaf;. «. Botany : 1. Cissampelos Pareira. [PAREIRA.) 2. Sida Atiutilon, a broad-leaved specie* found in India. 3. Lavattra arborea. [LAVATERA.] velvet- loom, «. Fabric : A pile-fabric loom. velvet-moss, «. Bot. : Gyrophora murina, a lichen ...

Google previewUniversal dictionary of the English language (1898)

a new and original work presenting ... every word in the English language ... and an exhaustive encyclopaedia of all the arts and sciences by Robert Hunter, Charles Morris

t 1 Henry /rm UL L velvet-leaf, «. Botany : 1. Cissampelos Pareira, [Parjcira.) 2. Sida A but Hon, a broad-leaved species found in India. 3.

Google previewThe Domestic Encyclopaedia; Or, A Dictionary of Facts, and Useful Knowledge (1804)

Comprehending a Concise View of the Latest Discoveries, Inventions, and Improvements, Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Economy. Together with Descriptions of the Most Interesting Objects of Nature and Art; the History of Men and Animals, in a State of Health Or Disease; and Practical Hints Respecting the Arts and Manufactures, Both Familiar and Commercial, Illustrated with Numerous Engravings and Cuts in Five Volumes by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich, James Mease

VELVET-LEAF. See TREE-MALLow. ' V ENEERING, is a species of inlaying or marquetry, in which several thin leaves, or slips of ...

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