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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
erosus,-a,-um (part.A): erose, having an irregularly toothed or apparently gnawed margin [> L. erodo, erosi, erosum [ex + rodo]: (of animals, insects) to gnaw or eat away, to destroy gradually, eat away or down, erode]; cf. abraded, ragged; cf. jagged; see chewed;

- [fungus] totus fungus mollis, carnosus, levis, biuncialis: num cavus? haud dixerimus; a vermibus enim intus erosus erat (S&A), the whole fungus was soft, fleshy, thin [i.e. lacking substance], two inches: should it be hollow? We would have said no; for it had been eaten away inside by worms.

- petala 8, marcescentia, perigyna, sessilia, rotundata, complicato-contorta, margine cristato-eroso (B&H), petals 8, marchescent, perigynous, sessile, rounded, complicate-contorted, with the margin crested-erose.

- petala 5, eroso-dentùvulata v. emarginata (B&H), petals 5, erose-denticulate or emarginate [i.e. notched at the apex].

- clinandrium margine erosum v. denticulatum, (B&H), the clinandrium at the margin erose or denticulate.

- labellum omnino C. prolifera basi breviter saccatum, nec flexuosum, uti ex specimine margine laesione eroso in herb. Lindl. delineatur (B&H), the labellum throughout C. prolifera is at the base shortly saccate, not flexuose, as is delineated from a specimen with erose damage at the margin in herb. Lindl.

- glumellis externis amborum florum hermaphroditorum dorso aristatis, internis apice eroso-truncatis subciliatis, with the outer paleae of both hermaphrodite flowers aristate on the back, the internal ones erose-truncate, somewhat ciliate at the apex (Boissier).

- totus fungus mollis, carnosus, levis, biuncialis; num cavus? haud dixerimus; a vermibus enim intus erosus erat (S&A), the entire fungus is soft, fleshy, smooth, two inches; is it hollow? we will not say; for inside it was eroded by worms.

suberosus,-a,-um (adj.A), “corky,” not ‘somewhat eroded;’ see subereus,-a,-um (adj.A).

 

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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