Acocanthera

Acocanthera
noun
small genus of trees and shrubs containing strongly toxic cardiac glycosides; Arabia to Africa
Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Apocynaceae, ↑family Apocynaceae, ↑dogbane family
Member Meronyms:

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\\ˌakōˈkanthərə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek akōkē point, cutting edge (from akē point) + New Latin -anthera — more at edge
: a genus of African shrubs or trees (family Apocynaceae) most of them very poisonous having thick leathery leaves and odorous white flowers

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  • Acocanthera oblongifolia — noun medium sized shrubby tree of South Africa having thick leathery evergreen leaves and white or pink flowers and globose usually two seeded purplish black fruits • Syn: ↑winter sweet, ↑poison arrow plant, ↑Acocanthera spectabilis • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acocanthera oppositifolia — noun evergreen shrub or tree of South Africa • Syn: ↑bushman s poison, ↑ordeal tree, ↑Acocanthera venenata • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Acocanthera, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acocanthera spectabilis — noun medium sized shrubby tree of South Africa having thick leathery evergreen leaves and white or pink flowers and globose usually two seeded purplish black fruits • Syn: ↑winter sweet, ↑poison arrow plant, ↑Acocanthera oblongifolia • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acocanthera venenata — noun evergreen shrub or tree of South Africa • Syn: ↑bushman s poison, ↑ordeal tree, ↑Acocanthera oppositifolia • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Acocanthera, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acocanthera — Ac·o·can·thera .ak ō kan(t) thə rə n a genus of white flowered African shrubs or trees (family Apocynaceae) most of which are very poisonous * * * Ac·o·can·the·ra (ak″o kan theґrə) [Gr. akōkē a point, edge + anthēros… …   Medical dictionary

  • acocanthera — ac·o·can·thera …   English syllables

  • genus Acocanthera — noun small genus of trees and shrubs containing strongly toxic cardiac glycosides; Arabia to Africa • Syn: ↑Acocanthera, ↑Acokanthera, ↑genus Acokanthera • Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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