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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
gravidus,-a,-um (adj.A): “heavy with young, pregnant;” “laden, swollen, teeming (with produce, etc); weighed down, oppressed (with weariness, death; (also, with troubles, guilt; (of produce) rich, abundant)” (Glare);

Botanically: associated with a strong smell [> L. gravis ,-e (adj.B), heavy, strong-smelling + -idus,-a,-um (adj.A) 'somewhat' or 'almost'], opp. suavis,-e (adj.B): sweet, q.v., delightful, pleasant;

- [Rutaceae] frutices v. arbores, rarissime herbae, glanduloso-punctatae, odore saepissime gravido (B&H), shrubs or trees, very rarely herbs, glandulose-punctate, with an odor most often rather heavy [i.e. intense, rank].

- frutices glabri v. pilosi, rarius tomentosi, saepissime odore gravido-rutaceo (B&H), glabrous or pilose shrubs, more rarely tomentose, very often with the somewhat rank-rutaceous smell.

 

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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