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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Coronopus,-podis (s.m.III), abl. sg. Coronopode, nom. & acc. pl. Cronopodes, > Gk. konone, crow + pous, foot, “from the deeply cleft leaves” (Fernald 1950); > Gk. korOnE (s.f.I), “a sea-bird, possibly shearwater, Puffinus Kuhlii or P. anglorum; a crow (including the hooded crow, Corvus cornix and probably also the rook, Corvus corone); anything hooked or curved, like a crow’s bill, e.g. a door-handle, the tip of the plough-pole upon which the yoke is hooked or tied; also a kind of crown” (after Liddell & Scott).

coronopifolius,-a,-um (adj.A): with leaves like those in the genus Coronopis.

Coronopus didymus, the epithet = “twin, referring to the fruit” (Fernald 1950).

 

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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