Persea


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Persea: Persea borbonia, Persea Americana
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Persea - avocado
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
family Lauraceae, Lauraceae, laurel family - a family of Lauraceae
avocado tree, Persea Americana, avocado - tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits
laurel-tree, Persea borbonia, red bay - small tree of southern United States having dark red heartwood
References in periodicals archive ?
Persea indica, a newly recognized host for the laurel wilt pathogen Raffaelea lauricola.
The hypoglycemic and tissue-protective effects of the aqueous extract of Persea americana seeds in alloxan-induced albino rats have been attributed to presence of alkaloids, tannins, saponins, and flavonoids (Ezejiofor et al.
Relative to other tribes in the country, plant mixtures were also noted to be more effective in treating a particular ailment, like the mixture of boiled leaves of Persea Americana, Artocarpus heterophyllus, Psidium guajava, Syzygium malaccense, and Chrysophyllum cainito is more effective to treat diarrhea.
Holler gathered specimens of the plant, which comes from the Persea family, in Chile, where the Mapuche people use the leaves of the avocado plant to heal wounds.
Persea 1 exploration well targeting the Bukhara limestone formation in a 4-way closed structure is planed to reach its full depth before the end of thisyear and the company's East Olimtoi (EOL09) well has tested oil and is thought to be the first new exploration oil discovery since Tajik independence.
The organic moisturiser contains avocado oil derived from the persea gratissima fruit.
There are three main horticultural races of avocado, Persea americana: Guatemalan, Mexican, and West Indian, with most Florida avocados being hybrids of West Indian and Guatemalan types and most of California's being Mexican and Guatemalan hybrids.
For instance, the Jan/Feb 06 issue has an article on the avocado which does mention Persea (although more information concerning species would be helpful) and there's the thyme article on page 60, which has no mention of the various genus and species and varieties mentioned.
Slave Moth: A Narrative in Verse by Thylias Moss Persea Books, February 2004 $24 ISBN 0-892-55289-1
Anacardiaceae), leaves (BHCB 4413); Persea americana Miller (Lauraceae), leaves and stems (BHCB 4412); Phoenix roebelinii O'Brien (Arecaceae), leaves (BHCB 3133); Pyrostegia venusta (Ker.
Persea looked to have plenty of improvement in her when she got off the mark at Wolverhampton three weeks ago