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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Frutex,-icis (s.m.III), abl. sg. frutice, nom. & acc. pl. frutices, dat. & abl. pl. fruticibus: shrub, bush; “a shrub; a woody plant which does not form a trunk, but divides into branches nearly down to the ground” (Lindley); cf. arbuscula,-ae (s.f.I), suffrutex,-icis (s.m.III). A woody, climbing vine, such as a liana is a scandent shrub: frutex scandens; see liana; see shrub;

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

- frutices arborescentes, arborescent shrubs.

- frutex v. suffrutex nanus, caule intus flavo (B&H),

- rara ceterum, nonnisi in unico Pruni spinosa sylvestris frutice (S&A), rare otherwise except in a single shrub of Prunus spinosa sylvestris.

- gramina amat locorum feraciorun, umbrasque fruticum frondosorum (S&A), it loves the grasses of more fertile places, and the shades of leafy [i.e. deciduous] shrubs.

- frequens occurrit in ramis vetustis siccis herbarum fruticumque (S&A), it occurs frequent on old dried branches of herbs and shrubs.

- ad ramos emortuos fruticis, on the dead branches of a shrub.

- herbae alternifoliae v. frútices scandentes oppositifolii (B&H), alternate-leaves herbs or opposite-leaved climbing shrubs.

- frutices suffruticesve alternifolii, rarius arborea (B&H), shrubs or subshrubs with alternate leaves, very rarely trees.

- frutices suffrutices v. herbae durae,(B&H), shrubs, subshrubs or durable herbs.

- in montosis atque regionibus alpinis, inter frutices ad rupes vel ad terram lapidosam humidiusculam per totam Europam (Mueller), in mountanous [places] and alpine regions, among bushes, on rocks or on stony ground, somewhat moist, throughout all Europe.

NOTE: fruit, q.v. = fructus,-us (s.m.IV).

NOTE: frutex,-icis (s.m.III), arbuscula,-ae (s.f.I), fruticulus,-i (s.m.II): “a plant with a woody stem, not growing three times as high as a man, and branched very near the ground.” (S. Gray).

dumus,-i (s.m.II),“a low shrub much branched at the bottom” (S. Gray).

suffrutex,-icis (s.m.III), “A woody plant, without buds which is not an arm’s length in height” (S. Gray).

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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