Ad·an·so·nia .ad-ən-'sō-nē-ə,, -nyə n a genus of trees (family Bombacaceae) having palmately divided leaves, white pendent flowers, and capsular fruits see BAOBAB
Adan·son ȧ-dän-sōn, 'ad-ən-sən Michel (1727-1806)
French naturalist. Adanson played a major, although unrecognized, role in introducing modern statistical methods into systematic botany. In 1763-64 he published Familles des plantes in which he proposed a system of plant classification and nomenclature based on many characters instead of a few selected ones. Although the system enjoyed a period of usage, it was superseded by the Linnaean system.

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Ad·an·so·nia (ad″an-soґne-ə) [Michel Adanson, French naturalist, 1727–1806] a genus of trees of the family Bombacaceae. A. digitaґta is the baobab, a huge tree of Africa and India. In Africa, the young leaves and seeds are eaten as food and the pulp is used as a diaphoretic.

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  • Adansonia — Adansonia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Adansonia za — Systematik Ordnung: Malvenartige (Malvales) Familie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Adansonia za — Adansonia za …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Adansonĭa — L., nach Andanson benannte Pflanzengattung der Malvazeen, Bäume in Afrika und Australien mit gefingerten, drei bis neunzähligen Blättern, aus den Blattwinkeln herabhängenden einzelnen Blüten, länglicher, nicht aufspringender Frucht mit holziger… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Adansonia — Ad an*so ni*a, n. [From Adanson, a French botanist.] (Bot.) A genus of great trees related to the Bombax. There are two species, {Adansonia digitata}, the baobab or monkey bread of Africa and India, and {Adansonia Gregorii}, the sour gourd or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adansonia — género de árboles de la familia de las bombacáceas. La A. digitada es el boabad, árbol gigantesco de la savana africana y de la India. Sus hojas tienen propiedades febrífugas imagen [véase] monografía… …   Diccionario médico

  • adansônia — s. f. [Botânica] Gênero de árvores bombacáceas de grandes dimensões. = BAOBÁ, BAOBABE, EMBONDEIRO   ♦ Grafia em Portugal: adansónia …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • adansónia — s. f. [Botânica] Gênero de árvores bombacáceas de grandes dimensões. = BAOBÁ, BAOBABE, EMBONDEIRO   ♦ Grafia no Brasil: adansônia …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Adansonia — (A. L.), Pflanzengattung, nach Vor. benannt, aus der Familie der Sterculiaceae Bombaceae, Monadelphie Polyandrie L.; Art: A. digitata (Affenbrotbaum), Baum zwischen dem Senegal u. dem Grünen Vorgebirge in Afrika, in Westindien angebaut, mit… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Adansonia — Adansonĭa L., Pflanzengattg., s. Affenbrotbaum …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • adansonia — ● adansonia nom masculin (de M. Adanson, nom propre) Nom générique du baobab …   Encyclopédie Universelle