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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Drosos (Gk. fem. noun): dew, any dripping moisture; = L. ros, gen.sg. roris (s.m.III), abl.sg. rore; see dew.

Drosanthemum,-i (s.n.II), > Gk. drosos, dew + anthos, flower; “with reference to the papillae on the flowers. Aizoaceae.” (Stearn 1996).

Drosera,-ae (s.f.I), “the glands of the leaves exude drops of a clear glutinous fluid, glittering like dew-drops (whence the name, from the Greek droseros, dewy” (Fernald 1950); > Gk. droseros, dewy; “in allusion to the gland-tipped hairs on the leaves which give a dewy appearance to these carnivorous plants. Droseraceae.” (Stearn 1996).

Drosophila melanogaster > Gk. drosos, ‘dew’ + philos, ‘lover,’ a fruit-fly.

 

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