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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
brick-red: latericius,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v., lateritius,-a,-um (adj.A),

testaceus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.
Brick, tile: later,-eris (s.m.III), abl. sg. latere, ‘brick, tile;’ laterculus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. laterculo (a small brick, tile); tegula,-ae (s.f.I), q.v., abl. sg. tegula, the tile (of a roof); tessella,-ae dim. of tessera, a small square piece of stone, a little cube used for various purposes;(of pavement) tessera,-ae (s.f.I), q.v., abl. sg. tessera, a square, square piece of stone; tesserula,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. tesserula: a little tessera, a small square piece of stone for paving or other uses such as tokens in games, dice;

- ducere lateres, to make bricks.

NOTE: Greek: plinthos (s.f.II; note feminine gender) a brick; plinthobius,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v., living on bricks or tiles, such as pavements.
Brick or tile, small: laterculus,-i (s.m.II), abl.sg. laterculo [dim. of L. later,-eris (s.m.III), a brick, tile].
brick-red, “a dull red, like that of a red brick” (Lindley): latericius,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v., lateritius,-a,-um (adj.A), testaceus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.

 

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