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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
argyr-, argyro-, argyreo-; -argyreios,-a,-on (adj.A); -argyreus,-a,-um (adj.A) [argyreus,-a,-um (adj.A)]: in Gk. comp. silver-; “signifies silvery; of the color of silver” (Lindley); having a luster like silver [> Gk. argyros, s.m.II, the white metal, i.e. silver > Gk. argos, white, 'shining;' Lat. argentum,-i (s.n.II), q.v.; see silver;

- argyrocomus, with silvery hair, coma, tuft, e.g. pappus; argyroneurus, with a silvery midrib or costa; argyrophyllus, with silvery leaves;

- argyrostigma,-atis (s.n.II) [noun in apposition] with a silver stigma.

- hypargyreus, somewhat silvery.

- variation: argyreaeus: Pothos argyreaea

- variation: argyraeus: Echites argyraea; Theophrasta argyraea; Solanum argyraeum.

Pittonia argyroneura; Croton argyrophyllus.

Argyroglossum ,-I (s.n.II), with a silvery tongue.

Argyreia,-ae (s.f.I), Silver-weed; “named in reference to the white silvery texture of the leaves; from Gk. argyreios, silvery. Convolvulaceae. (Paxton)

 

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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