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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Zone, “1. of temperature, with its influence on distribution; 2. a belt of more or less uniform vegetation; 3. the connection between two valves of a Diatom; the hoop or girdle” (Jackson): zona,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. zona (classically also sona,-ae), also Greek zone; a belt = Gk. zOnE a belt, girdle, zone ‘worn about the loins;’ cf. cingulum; ‘one of the imaginary circles which divided the earth into five climates, a zone, a circular area’ (Lewis & Short); see girdle, band; see zoster-;

- in zona aspersionis cataractarum, in the zone of spray (aspersio, s.f.III) of cataracts.

- zona irrorata cataractarum, the spray zone of cataracts.

Temperate Zone: regio,-onis (s.f.III) temperata (adj.A), abl. sg. regione temperata ‘temperate region;’ zona temperata (adj.A)

- species ad 50, pleraeque in zona temperata v. frigidiore hemisphaerii borealis crescentes (B&H), species to 50, many growing in the temperate zone or more frigid [zone] of the northern hemisphere.
zone, little: zonula,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. zonula.

zoned, many-: multizonatus,-a,-um (adj.A).

zones, without: azonatus,-a,-um (adj.A), azonus,-a,-um (adj.A).

Zonula,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. zonula: a little girdle, a small circular space or place.

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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