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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
falcatus,-a,-um (adj.A), falcarius,-a,-um (adj.A), falcatorius,-a,-um (adj.A), falciformis,-e (adj.B): falcate, sickle-shaped, curved as the blade of a sickle or scythe; “plane and curved, with parallel edges, like the blade of a reaper’s sickle; as the pod of Medicago falcata: any degree of curvature, with parallel edges, receives this name” (Lindley); “curved and flat, tapering gradually” (Fernald 1950) [> L. falx, gen.sg. falcis (s.f.III), a sickle, reaping- or pruning-hook, scythe]; see hooked, sickle-shaped, curved;

- folia alterna, impari-pinnata, foliolis oo-jugis falcatis integerrimis coriaceis (B&H), the leaves alternate, impari-pinnate (pinnate with an odd terminal leaflet), with the leaflets in indefinite pairs, falcate, very entire, leathery.

- foliolis multijugis suboppositis v. alternis falcato-lanceolatis (B&H), with the leaflets many-paired, subopposite or alternate, falcate-lanceolate.

- samara subfalcata, the samara somewhat falcate.

- ovula falcata, uncinata, prope apicem loculi pendula, funículo crasso curvo (B&H), the ovules sickle-shaped, hooked, near the apex of the locule, pendulous, with the funiculus thick, curved.

- legumen elongatum, lineare, falcatum (B&H), the legume elongate, linear, sickle-shaped.

- legumen suborbiculatum v. late falcatum, tenue(B&H), the legume ssomewhat orbiculate or broadly sickle-shaped, thin.

 

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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