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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
dulcis,-e (adj.B): sweet, pleasant, charming, delightful, kind, dear; “any kind of taste, which is not acrid” (Lindley); compar. dulcior,-ius (adj.B); superl. dulcissimus,-a,-um (adj.A); cf. melleus,-a,-um (adj.A), honey-sweet; opp. amarus,-a,-um (adj.A), ‘bitter;’ see ‘sweet;’

- aqua (s.f.I) dulcis, fresh water.

- herbae erectae foliis junciformibus, in paludibus dulcibus salsisque vigentes (B&H), herbs erect with rush-like leaves, flourishing in freshwater and saltwater marshes (or swamps).

- species ad 8 in aquis dulcibus Americae temperatae v. tropicae late dispersae (B&H), species up to 8, in the fresh waters of temperate or tropical America widely dispersed.

- odor mitis, dulcis fragransque, odor mild, sweet and fragrant.

praedulcis,-e (adj.B) very sweet, luscious.

subdulcis,-e (adj.B): somewhat sweet or pleasant.

Fragaria dulcis; Prunus dulcis var. amara

Citrus medica var. dulcis, the Sweet Lemon, ‘sweet,’ i.e. with fruit lacking acidity in its pulp and juice; opp. tristis,-e (adj.B), q.v.

 

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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