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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
decurtatus,-a,-um (part.A): cut off [> L. decurto,-atum 1., to cut off, curtail, mutilate]; see curtatus,-a,-um (part.A);

- forma orbicularis aut oblonga; vel pulvinata, vel conico-decurtata, truncaturae tum disco saepe concaviusculo ac quodammodo marginato (S&A), the shape is orbicular or oblong; or pulvinate, or conic-decurtate [i.e.cut away or truncate], accordingly with the disc of the truncature often somewhat concave and in some degree bordered.

- radicibus decurtatis, with the roots cut off.

NOTE: conico-curtus, shortly and squatly truncate; conico-curtatus, conico-decurtatus, conico-truncatus, strongly convex (i.e. conic) but shortened, cut-away to very flat at the apex, as though cut off or away.

Hieracium decurtatum; Rosa decurtata; Rubus decurtatus

 

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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