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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
cinerascens,-entis (part.B): grayish, becoming ash gray;

cinerascit: 3d. pers. sg. pres. act. indic. [he/she] it grows gray;

- [alga] fila ante copulationem viridia, nitida, lubrica, copulatiane magis magisque crispata, cinerascentia, opaca (Agardh), the filaments before copulation green, shining, lubricious [i.e. smooth and slimy], with copulation more and more crisped, becoming ash gray, opaque.

- [Zygnema; algae] Siccata [Z.] Virginea nitida, chartae adhaeret, [Z.] seminifera cinerascens, chartae non vel laxius tantum adhaeret (Agardh), when dried out Z. virginea shining, it adheres to the paper, Z. seminifera grows an ash-gray, not or only loosely adheres to the paper.

- [fungi] color primordialis extus intusque albidus, pallens: superficies dein cinerascit, vel interdum etiam in ferrugineum vergit — unde per fuscum colorem transit in nigrum (S&A), the original color outside and in whitish, pale: the surface then grows ash-gray, or sometimes it also grades into a rusty-red.

- [lichen] thallus coloris nigri, fusci, obscure olivacei, raro cinerascentis (glaucescentis) (Nyl.), the thallus of a black [i.e. grayish-black] color, blackish-brown, dull olive, rarely ash-gray (bluish-gray).

- [lichen] apothecia plana, tenuiter marginata, intus medio cinerascentia (Nyl.), apothecia flat, thinly bordered, within grayish in the middle.

- [lichen] thallus niger, interdum caesio-cinerascens (Nyl.), thallus grayed black, sometimes a light bluish-ashen gray.

- [lichen] thallo cinerascente vel glauco-cinereo rigidiore (Nyl.) with the thallus grayish or glaucous-ashen gray, more rigid.

- [Lichenum; lichen] intermedium inter L. saturninum et L . Hildenbrandii, huic magis accedens sed color thalli laevioris magis cinerascens (Nyl.), intermediate between. L. saturninum and L. Hildenbrandii, to this [i.e. the former] approaching more, but the color of the smoother thallus more ashen-gray.

- [lichen] thallus tenuissimus leprosus virescens cinerascens vel vix ullus (macula saepius tantum indeterminata alba indicatus) (Nyl.), the thallus very thin, leprose [i.e. mealy, farinose], greenish, ashy gray or scarcely any (more often revealed only by an undefined white spot).

chalky-gray: cretaceo-griseus,-a,-um (adj.A). chalky light-gray: cretaceo-cinerascens,-entis (part.B).
cinerescens,-entis (part.B): turning to ashes [> L. cineresco,-ere, to turn to ashes].

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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