A Dictionary of Popular Names of the Plants Which Furnish the Natural and Acquired Wants of Man, in All Matters of Domestic and General Economy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 Excerpt: ...in books, all being natives of the north temperate zone. I. germanica, the common blue Iris, known as Fleur-de-Luce, was the emblem of the French kings. I. florentina, native of the South of Europe, furnishes the bulk of the sweet-smelling Orris-root of perfumery. The genus is represented in Britain by the ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 Excerpt: ...in books, all being natives of the north temperate zone. I. germanica, the common blue Iris, known as Fleur-de-Luce, was the emblem of the French kings. I. florentina, native of the South of Europe, furnishes the bulk of the sweet-smelling Orris-root of perfumery. The genus is represented in Britain by the common yellow Iris (/. pseudacorus) and I. fatidissima, known by the name of Stinking Gladwyn. Iron-bark. (See Eucalyptus.) Ironwood.--Not less than between 20 and 30 different kinds of trees are in various countries called Ironwoods, of which the following are a few:--Ironwood, Bourbon (Stadtmannia Sideroxylon), a wing-leaved tree of the Soapberry family (Sapindac&e), native of Mauritius and Bourbon. Ironwood, Indian (Xylia dolabriformis), formerly Inga Xyloearpa, a lofty straight-stemmed tree, with bipinnate leaves, belonging to the Bean family (Leguminosae). It attains a large size in the Pegu and Prome forests. Its wood is hard, like ebony. Mesua ferrea, a tree of the Gamboge family (Guttiferae), native of India and islands of the Indian Archipelago. It has smooth bark and hard heavy wood. Its flowers are fragrant, and a kind of attar is distilled from them. Ironwood, Jamaica (Erythroxylon areolatum), a tree of the Coca family (Erythroxylaceae). Ironwood, Morocco (Argania Sideroocylon), a small tree of the Star Apple family. (See Argan.) Ironwood, Norfolk Island (Notelcea longifolia), a tree of the Olive family (Oleaceae), native of Norfolk Island. Ironwood, North American, or Lever-wood (Ostrya virginica, also Carpinus americana), trees of the Oak family (Cupuliferae). Ironwood, South African.--Olea nndulata and 0. capensis, small trees of the Olive family (Oleaceae), also Sideroxylon capense, a tree of the Star Apple family (Sapotaceae). Ironwoo...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150531514
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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