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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Dew, any dripping moisture: ros, gen.sg. roris (s.m.III), abl.sg. rore; = Gk. drosos, fem. noun, ‘dew; pure water;’

- gutta roris antelucani, a drop of morning dew.

Rubus roribaccus, the dewbery.

Drosophila melanogaster > Gk. drosos, ‘dew’ + philos, ‘lover,’ a fruit-fly.
Dew-fall: roratio,-onis (s.f.III), abl. sg. roratione, ‘a falling of dew;’

- de rorationes nocturnae, from the nightly dew-fall.
dew-like, dewy: roridus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.; see moist, wet.

Mycena rorida (Fr.) Quel. a mushroom whose stalk is covered with a thick glutinous, transparent sheath.

dewy, dripping with dew: rorifluus,-a,-um (adj.A); roscidus,-a,-um (adj.A), dewy, wet with dew; dripping or running with moisture, wet.

 

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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