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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Gorge: fauces (pl.f.III of faux): throat, defile, gorge. In class. L. used only in pl., in bot. L. mostly in singular. Faux, gen. sg. faucis (s.f.III): mouth, entrance, narrow way, defile, gorge, pass (Stearn 1983), in the singular “orifice of calyx, or corolla, mouth, entrance;” see fauces (pl.f.III of faux, q.v.);

- in faucibus crescens, in the gorge(s) growing (Stearn).

- in faucibus fluminis Niagarae lectus, collected in the gorge of the Niagara River.

Gorge (Engl.): “the throat of a flower” (Jackson).

 

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