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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
flaccid, loose, limp, flabby, pendulous, not being able to hold up its own weight; “wilted; or relaxed in consequence of the loss of moisture” (Lindley); (fungi) flabby; soft and limber; without firmness or elasticity” (S&D); “yielding to pressure for want of firmess and stiffness; of a plant cell or tissue: deficient in turgor”(WIII): flaccidus,-a,-um (adj.A), comp. flaccidior, flaccidius; superl. flaccidissimus,-a,-um (adj.A); cf. debilis,-e (adj.B), ‘weak;’ laxus,-a,-um (adj.A), marcidus,-a,-um (adj.A) 'lacking rigidity, drooping, withered;' see drooping;

- frutex v. arbor, epidermide corticis flaccida (B&H), shrub or tree, with the epidermis of the cortex flaccid.

- fìlamentis elongatis filiformibus flaccidis (B&H), with the filaments elongate, thread-like flaccid.

- folia coriacea, rarius flaccida (B&H), the leaves leathery, very rarely limp.

- foliis subulatis infimis linearibus flaccidis (DeCandolle), with the leaves subulate, the bottommost ones linear, limp.

- panicula terminalis flaccida (DeCandolle), the terminal panicle flaccid.

- caule flaccidiore subnudo (DeCandolle), the stem more flaccid, almost naked.

 

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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