Madia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Madia genus of sticky herbs with yellow flowers open in morning or evening but closed in bright light
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Madia (Bot) A genus of composite plants, of which one species (Madia sativa) is cultivated for the oil yielded from its seeds by pressure. This oil is sometimes used instead of olive oil for the table.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n madia A genus of composite herbs belonging to the tribe Helianthoideæ and the subtribe Madieæ, characterized by a deeply furrowed involucre, with bracts closely inclosing the achenia, of which those of the disk are either perfect or sterile, almost always without pappus. They are erect annuals, commonly glandular-viscid and heavy-scented, with entire alternate leaves and small or medium-sized heads of yellow flowers, solitary at the ends of the branches or in loose panicles. About 8 species are known, natives of Chili and the western part of North America, where they are popularly called tar-weeds. One species, M. sativa, is cultivated for the oil afforded by its seeds, which serves the same purposes as olive-oil. The refuse is made into an oil-cake for cattle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Madia mā′di-a a genus of American herbs of the aster family, the tarweeds—a Chilian species yielding a valuable oil.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Sp. madi, fr. Chilian madi, the native name

Usage


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