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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
colossus,-a,-um (adj.A): huge, gigantic, enormous [> Gk. kolossos “a huge statue of greater than heroic size and proportions; one marked by great size, scope, strength, power, or effect and able to dwarf or dominate others” (WIII) [> Gk. kolossoa (s.m.II), colossus, gigantix statue; cf. kolossikos,-E,-on (adj.), enormous, gigantic (Liddell & Scott)]; a trade name used for certain hybrid plants: ‘Colossus’ see gigantic.

NOTE: not collosus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v. collose, with a large or prominent neck.

 

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