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Costus

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(family Zingiberaceae)

A genus of plants which are distinctive among the gingers for their spiralling stems with spirally borne leaves. The inflorescence is a terminal head. There...

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costus

Daniel Potts.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern History. 89 words.

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Costus

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(family Zingiberaceae)

A genus of plants which are distinctive among the gingers for their spiralling stems with spirally borne leaves. The inflorescence is a terminal head. There...

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costus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

The root of Saussurea lappa, an Indian plant found mainly in Kashmir; from Skt. kú⊡ṭhaḥ, cf. Gk. κόστος (Theophrastus Historia plantarum 19. 7. 3; Periplus Maris Rubri 39, 49), Old ...

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Costus

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 36 words.

(family Zingiberaceae)

A genus of plants which are distinctive among the gingers for their spiralling stems with spirally borne

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Costus

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 36 words.

A genus of plants which are distinctive among the gingers for their spiralling stems with spirally borne leaves. The inflorescence

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costus

Daniel Thomas Potts.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 97 words.

the root of Saussurea lappa, an Indian plant found mainly in Kashmir; from Skt. kú⊡ṭhaḥ, cf. Gk. κόστος

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costus

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 94 words.

the root of Saussurea lappa, an Indian plant found mainly in Kashmir; from Skt. kúṣṭhaḥ, cf. Gk. κόστος

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costus

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2006; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 113 words.

Saussurea lappa, a plant of the Himalayan region whose root is sometimes used as a spice. It has been

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costus

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 113 words.

Saussurea lappa, a plant of the Himalayan region whose root is sometimes used as a spice. It has been

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Zingiberaceae

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(ginger, cardamom, turmeric)

The ginger family, comprising rhizomatous herbs, many of which are huge, and spicy in all their parts. The leaves have pinnate nervation and a...

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