Genista

Definitions

  • Genista Tinctoria, L
    Genista Tinctoria, L
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Genista chiefly deciduous shrubs or small trees of Mediterranean area and western Asia: broom
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Genista (Bot) A genus of plants including the common broom of Western Europe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Genista jē-nis′ta a large genus of shrubby, leguminous plants, with simple leaves and yellow flowers.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., broom
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. genista, broom.

Usage

In literature:

The above include most of the hardy Genistas, though G. capitata and G. daurica, both very ornamental kinds, might be added to the list.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
Height, 2 ft. Hardy species of Genista may be placed in the front of shrubberies.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
The other species of Genista should not be pruned, except to keep them in shape.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
The green genista's golden bloom is shed, Her brightest offspring numbered with the dead.
"John Patrick, Third Marquess of Bute, K.T." by David Hunter Blair
Don Jaime crashed his rawboned old horse through the tall buckthorn and entangled genista.
"The Wolf Cub" by Patrick Casey
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In news:

The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in London named Genista McIntosh, an experienced theater manager who is now the executive director at the Royal National Theater, as its new general director yesterday.
General-purpose insecticide should control Genista caterpillars.
General-purpose insecticide should control Genista caterpillars.
PSE&G Electric Bill (Getty Images Genista).
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