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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
gigantic, huge, enormous: colossus,-a,-um (adj.A), huge, gigantic, enormous; giganteus,-a,-um (adj.A), ‘of or belonging to the giants, mighty;’ superl. gigantissimus,-a,-um (adj.A); giganticus,-a,-um (adj.A); titaniacus,-a,-um (adj.A), titanicus,-a,-um (adj.A), titaneus,-a,-um (adj.A), titanius,-a,-um (adj.A), of or for the Titans, huge, gigantic, titanic; see immense; see giant;

- calyptra vertice solum cellulis giganteis clavatis grosse comata (Steph.), calyptra only at the top with gigantic clavate cells grossely tufted.

- pileus e convexo planiusculus, plerumque laevis , 3 — 4 unc. latus , interdum tamen etiam giganteus, spithamaeus et ultra (S&A), pileus from convex to somewhat flat, usually smooth, 3-4 inches wide, yet sometimes gigantic, a spithama [seven inches] and more.

- [algae] plantulae e zoogonidiis pullulantes cum Characio minuto comparatae giganteae sunt (Braun), the plantlets budding off from zoogonidia are gigantic compared to Characium minutum.

Carex gigantea; Cirsium giganteum; Cnicus giganteus; Anthoxanthum odoratum fo. giganteum, the form being significantly larger in all respects than the typical form; Calvatia gigantea, a mushroom with a large body (20-50 cm broad)(Miller); Leucopaxillus giganteus, a mushroom with a cap 15-30 cm broad (Miller).

 

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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