• WordNet 3.6
    • n Jacquinia sometimes placed in family Myrsinaceae
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jacquinia A genus of the natural order Myrsinaceæ, containing 5 or 6 species of trees or shrubs, native in tropical America, and cultivated as hothouse plants. The corolla of the flowers is short-salver-shaped or bell-shaped and deeply 5-cleft. It has 5 fertile stamens inserted low down in its tube, and a sterile appendage at each of its sinuses. The thick coriaceous leaves are entire and alternate; the handsome white, yellow, or purplish flowers are disposed in terminal or axillary clusters. J. armillaris bears the names of joe-wood and currant-tree.
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