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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
graveolens,-entis (adj.B): strong-smelling; smelling noisome or rank; “strong-scented; having a smell which is unpleasant because of its intensity” (Lindley); “heavily scented” (Stearn 1996); (in fungi) graveolent, “strongly scented, with an intense and heavy odor that is usu. considered unpleasant” (S&D) [> L. gravis,-e (adj.B) ‘strong, rank’ + olens,-entis (part.B) ‘smelling;’ opp. suaveolens,-entis (part.B): suaveolent, fragrant, smelling sweetly;’ cf. fetid;

- arbuscula graveolens, ligno flavo, ramulis puberulis (B&H), a strong-smelling small tree, with yellow wood, with the branchlets downy.

- ínter cutem externam Leguminis, membranamque internam semina sparantem, liquor, syrupi consistentia & colore, continetur, graveolens, amarus, adstringens (Swartz), between the external skin of the legume, and the inner membrane separating the seeds, is contained a liquor, the consistency and color of syrup, strong-smelling, bitter, astringent.

- [Fagelia] herba volubilis, basi sublignosa, glutinosa, graveolens (B&H), twining herb, somewhat woody at the base, glutinous, strong-smelling.

- Pelargonium graveolens = syn. of Geranium terebinthinaceum (DeCandolle), terebinthinaceum refers to the plant smelling of turpentine.

- [Salvia foetida] tota planta odorem gravissimum spirat (Desfont.), the entire plant emits a most noisome odor.

- frutex orgyalis graveolens dichotome vel trichotome ramosus (F. Muell.), a shrub six feet high, rank-smelling, dichotomously or trichotomously branched.

- [Pentandria digynia] rami succum glutinosum et graveolentem fundunt (Desfont.), the branches pour out a glutinous and strong-smelling sap.

Apium graveolens L., the commercial Celery; Anethum graveolens; Pentamorpha graveolens (Rutaceae); Sida graveolens.

 

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