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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Bear, the animal: see ursus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. urso; of the family Ursidae; see arct-, arcto-: in Gk. comp. bear-; north- [> L. arctos, gen. sg. arctoi, acc. sg. arctum, nom. pl. arctoe (s.f.II), ‘the Great and the Lesser Bear (Ursa Major et Minor) > Gk. arktos (s.f.II), a bear, the constellation Ursa Major; the region of the bear, the North].
bear, like or pertaining to: ursinus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.

Lentinellus ursinus, a mushroom, perhaps in allusion to the densely hairy cap, like a bear.

 

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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