Definitions for nicandra

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word nicandra

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nicandra, genus Nicandra(noun)

    sturdy annual of Peru

Freebase

  1. Nicandra

    Nicandra is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family containing the single species Nicandra physalodes. It is known by the common names Apple of Peru and shoo-fly plant. It is native to Peru, and it is known elsewhere as an introduced species and sometimes a weed. It is also kept as an ornamental plant. Plants grow to 1 metre tall and are vigorous with spreading branches and ovate, mid-green, toothed and waved leaves. The flowers are bell-shaped and 5 centimeters or more across, pale violet with white throats. The flower becomes lantern-like towards the end of its bloom. The plant is thought to have insect repellent properties. The genus is named for Greek poet Nicander, who wrote about plants.

Translation

Find a translation for the nicandra definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these nicandra definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"nicandra." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 22 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/nicandra>.

Are we missing a good definition for nicandra?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for nicandra: