from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of gamopetalous plants, type of the tribe Thibaudicæ in the order Vacciniaceæ.
  • noun [lowercase] A plant of this genus.


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  • Every where around, the confines of the forest are encircled by broad bands of social plants, as the delicate aralia, the thibaudia, and the myrtle-leaved Andromeda, while the Alpine rose, the magnificent befaria, weaves a purple girdle round the spiry peaks.

    COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 Alexander von Humboldt 1814

  • Thus the ancient botanists gave the name of bear’s vine, uva ursi, and vine of Mount Ida (Vitis idaea), to an arbutus and a myrtillus, which belong, like the thibaudia, to the family of the

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America 1851


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