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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Corium,-ii (s.n.II), abl. sg. corio: skin, rind, covering; see bursum,-i (s.n.II). “1. The thick skin covering of an animal, its hide; a hide (of a skinned animal; the outer covering of a fruit, etc., skin, peel, rind; the outer covering, as the shell of something; a layer, stratum, coating of any material. “a body armor of overlapping leather flaps, used by the Romans, also by the English till the reign of Edward I” (Webster’s New Interntl. 1915); see leather; see rind; see skin; see hide;

- cortex colore rubro tingit et ad perficienda coria idoneus (DesFon), the bark stains with a red color and is suitable for finishing [i.e. tanning] skins.

- MYRTUS COMMUNIS baccae edules. Cortex et folia ad perficienda coria inserviunt (DesFon), berries edible. The bark and leaves serve for finishing [i.e. tanning] hides.

Bursum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. burso: hide, skin. [> Gk. byrsa, the skin stripped off, a hide]; see corium,-ii (s.n.II).

Malicorium,-ii (s.n.II), abl. sg. malicorio: “(obsol.) the rind of the Pomegranate” (Lindley).

 

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