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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
-edo,-inis (s.f.III), abl.sg. -ine: (generally) applied to (specified) colors: ‘(specified color)–ness;’ cf. -udo,-udinis (s.f.III), abl.sg. -udine;

Albedo,-inis (s.f.III), abl. sg. albedine: LL. whiteness, > L. albus, white, reflective power; “the whitish inner portion of the rind of citrus fruits that is a source of pectin used esp. in jelly and jam” (WIII).

Flavedo,-inis (s.f.III), abl. sg. flavedine: yellowness, NL. > L. flavus, yellow, the outer colored layer of the epicarp (= exocarp) of a citrus fruit (hesperidium, q.v.) wherein reside the essential oils, paraffin waxes, etc. Commonly called the ‘zest.’ This exposed waxy epidermal layer contains the chromoplasts; “the outer colored layer of the mesocarp of a citrus fruit” (WIII).

Fuscedo,-inis (s.f.III), abl.sg. fuscedine: blackish-brownness.

- (moss)-CALYPTRA ante solutionem inferne perquam tener dilutissimeque colorata; abinde continuo plus fuscedinis colligens [collecting, gathering] (Hedwig), the calyptra before separating below extremely delicate and very dilutely colored; from there continuously gathering more blackish-brownness.

Rubedo,-inis (s.f.III): “redness of any sort” (Lindley).

Salsedo,-inis (s.f.III), abl. sg. salsedinis: a salty taste, saltiness [ > L. salsus,-a,-um (adj.A), salty, saline]; see taste; see salinity.

 

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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