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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
cartilagineus,-a,-um (adj.A), cartilaginosus,-a,-um (adj.A): cartilaginous, usually 'flexible but firm and tough;' rubbery; “hard and tough, like the skin of an Apple-seed” (Lindley); “firm and tough but flexible, like cartilage or the core of a pear” (Fernald 1950); (bryophytes) “firm and tough, often somewhat hyaline” (Magill 1990);(fungi) a polished cartilage-like aspect; cf. coriaceus,-a,-um (adj.A), coriaceous, leathery, thick and tough like leather;

NOTE: this word is often used of algae with a rubbery texture or substance, such as plants of Fucus.

- frons cartilaginea, filiformis, continua, subramosa, undique ramentis carnosis filiformibus simplicibus ramosisve obsessa, the frond cartilagineous, thread-like, continuous [i.e. uninterrupted], somewhat branched, in every part beset with fleshy, thread-like, simple or branched ramenta.

 

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