genus rubia definition

  • noun:
    • type genus of the Rubiaceae; old-world natural herbs and subshrubs cultivated for their medicinal properties as well as dye substances obtained from their roots
    • kind genus of Rubiaceae; old-world herbs and subshrubs grown for their medicinal properties as well as for dye substances extracted from their roots
    • type genus for the Rubiaceae; old-world herbs and subshrubs cultivated because of their medicinal properties and for dye substances obtained from their origins
    • kind genus associated with Rubiaceae; Old World natural herbs and subshrubs grown because of their medicinal properties as well as for dye substances extracted from their particular roots
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