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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
cocc-, cocci-, cocco-: L. adj. prefix: cocci- (L.), cocco- (Gk.): see -coccous (Eng. adj. suffix).
Cocc-, cocci- (L.) or cocco- (Gk.):

(L. noun prefix) cocc-, cocci- (L.) or cocco- (Gk.):

Nouns: generic names: in Gk. & L. comp. plant having berries, seeds, or cocci (of a specified type), or in reference to a berry-shaped organism [> coccus,-i (s.m.II), q.v., with several meanings, the basic one being a berry (fruit) or a round (spherical) object ranging in size from that of a pea (or a single grape berry) down to grains, to small round granules]; more technical meanings must be sought above (“Coccus”) under the different organismal groups.

[Algae] Coccocarpia,-ae (s.f.I)

Coccoloba,-ae (s.f.I), Coccothrinax,-acis (s.f.III). Palmae.

Coccocypselum, Swartz. From kokkos, fruit, and kypsele, a vase; alluding to the shape of the berries. (Paxton).

There are many generic names in mycological catalogues that begin with cocco-: Coccobotrys, Coccochora, Coccocystis, Coccodiscus.

 

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