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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
coriarius,-a,-um (adj.A): of or pertaining to leather, ‘like leather’ (Stearn 1996); ‘for tanning;’ of or pertaining to tanners, leather-workers (coriarii) [> L. corium,-ii (s.n.II), skin, hide + -arius,-aria,-arium (adj.A), in L. comp.: suggests connection or possession; noun base (Stearn)]; see coriarius,-ii (s.m.II); see leather;

- frutex,-icis (s.m.III) coriarius, a shrub or bush ‘useful for tanning leather’ (Lewis & Short)

- [fungi] itaque Coprinis omnino accensenda est haecce species: quam caespitosam frequentemque, quotannis redivivam, in cortice coriario recente habemus (hinter dem Bruedergarten): vigentem aestate et autumno (S&A), accordingly, this very species is by all means to be added to the Coprini: which we take possession of recently on tanner’s bark (behind the Bruedergarten): caespitose [i.e. in clumps] and frequent, revived [i.e. from a dry state] every year, flourishing in summer and autumn.

Echinops coriarius.

Coriaria L. From corium, a hide (Paxton); “some species of these shrubs and herbs are used in tanning” (Stearn 1996); Coriaria myrtifolia is not only used in tanning leather, but also for staining black (Paxton).

Rhus coriaria, Sicilian sumac, tanner’s sumach, [[Rhus Obsoniorum et Coriariorum] a shrub whose leaves and bark are traditionally used as an important source of tanning material - perhaps the ‘frutex coriarius’ mentioned by Lewis & Short above R. coriaria is powerfully astringent, and is used in tanning Turkey or Morocco leather (Paxton); Statice Coriaria, Lilac; Lessingianthus coriarius; Caesalpinia coriaria; Cotinus coriaria; Polygonum coriarium; Psilocaulon coriarium; Toxicodendron coriaria

Hieracium coriarium; Caesalpinia coriaria, ‘for tanning.’

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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