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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
elaio- or elaeo- or eleo- comb form > Gk. elaia, olive; elaion (s.n.II), olive oil, esp. for anointing after a bath; any oily substance; cf. Gk. elaios (s..m.II), the wild olive; elais,-idis (s.f.III), the olive-tree (Liddell & Scott).

- Elaeon,-onis (s.m.III) = Gk. elaiOn, a plantation of olives.

- Elaeothesium,-ii (s.n.II), abl. sg. elaeothesio: the anointing-room in a bath (Lewis & Short).

- elaioblastus,-i (s.m.II), “an outgrowth at the posterior end of the embryo of certain tunicates believed to contain nutritive material” (WIII).

- elaeophorus,-a,-um (adj.A): oil-bearing.

- elaioplankton,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. elaioplancto: “plankton floating by means of fatty matters (Forel)” (Jackson).

- elaioplastus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. elaioplasto; elaioplast, “originally formed as (German) eläoplast”, a leucoplast that secretes oil; see leucoplastus,-i (s.m.II).

- elaeosaccharum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. elaeosaccharum, (in medicine) a trituration of a volatile oil with sugar (Bennitt).

Elaeocarpus,-i (s.m.II), > Gk. elaia, olive + karpos, fruit; “from the appearance of the round fruit. Elaeocarpaceae.” (Stearn 1996).

Elaeodendron,-i (s.n.II), > Gk. elaia, olive + dendron, a tree. “The fruit is like an olive and has an oily seed. Celastraceae.” (Stearn 1996).

Elaeagnus,-i L., Oleaster: "from elaia, the olive, and agnos, the Greek name of the Chaste-tree, Vitex Agnus-castus." (Fernald 1950); “> Gk. elaeagnos, a kind of willow” (WIII).

Elaeis (s.f.III), African oil palm. > Gk. elaia, the olive tree. “Oil obtained from the fruit of these feather palms, is of great commercial importance in West Africa and other tropical areas and is used in making margarine etc. Palmae” (Stearn 1996).

Hydrolea, Linn. From [Gk.] hydor, water, and elaia, oil; alluding to the situation and oily nature of the plant. (Paxton).

Notelaea, From [Gk.] notos, south, and elaia, an olive; in allusion to the genus being allied to Olea, and from its native country. Oleaceae. (Paxton).

Olea, Linn. From [Gk.] elaia, olive. The Olive is a very important genus of plants, on account of the oil, &c, which is obtained, chiefly from some of the varieties of 0. europcea. Oleaceae. (Paxton).

[fungi] Elaeodema Syd. (fungi imperfecti); Elaeomyces Kirchn.; Elaeomyxa Hagelstein; Elaeochrocephala

Elaeophora,-ae (s.f.I), “a genus of filarioid nematode worms which infest the arteries of sheep and other ruminants and whose larvae move into the subcutaneous tissues and cause lesions esp. about the head and feet” (WIII).

 

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