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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
fuscus,-a,-um (adj.A): fuscous, a somber brown, "'brown tinged with greyish or blackish' (Lindley), grayish-brown (Fernald 1950); 'very dark blackish brown' (Dade), but often used to indicate darkness of color" (Stearn); classically 'dark-colored, dark, black, swarthy, dusky, tawny' akin to furvus,-a,-um (adj.A); in Gk. = phae-, phaeo-, q.v.;

- luteofuscus,-a,-um (adj.A): blackish-yellow; rubrofuscus: blackish-red.

- flores versicolores, venis fuscis reticulati (B&H), the flowers variously colored, reticulate with the veins grayish-brown.

- semina angulata, testa fusca grosse punctata (B&H), seeds angled, the test grayish-brown coarsely dotted.

- arbor procera, ligno rubrofusco (B&H), a tall tree, with a dark red wood.

- testa laevi fusca v. rubra, fusco-castanea ,nitida saepe extus succulenta, with the test smooth, gray-brown or red, grayish-brown-chestnut, shining, often externally succulent.

Syrupus,-i (s.m.II) fuscus, molasses; see syrup.

NOTE: atr-, atro-, 'dark, black, obscure' may indicate a fuscous condition: atrovirens,-entis (part.B): dark green: Scirpus atrovirens Wild. 'dark green; from the fuscous spikelets' (Fernald 1950).

 

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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