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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Flax, fine: byssus,-i (s.m.II), abl.sg. bysso; see byssaceus,-a,-um (adj.A); see tow.
Flax, linen: linum,-i (s.n.II), abl.sg. lino; see lin-: > Gk. linon (s.n.II), anything made of flax; the thread spun from a distaff; linen, linen-cloth; flax for spinning; the plant that produces flax; Lat. linum” q.v. (Liddell & Short); see byssus,-i (s.m.II);.

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Flax, of or related to: linarius,-a,-um (adj.A).

Linaria,-ae (s.f.I), “Medieval name from Gk. linon, L. linum; in allusion to the flaxlike leaves of L. vulgaris (toadflax, butter-and-eggs)” (Stearn 1996).
flax-leaved: linifolius,-a,-um (adj.A) [> L. linum,-i (s.n.II), flax]

Arnica linifolia, Aster linifolius Coreopsis linifolia , Diplostephium linifolium , Eupatorium linifolium, Pectis linifolia, Solidago linifolia.

 

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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