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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
having, possessing: see habens,-entis (part.B); cf. ferens,-entis (part.B), carrying, bearing (with the idea of possession); see gerens,-entis (part.B), bearing, carrying, having; see tenens,-entis (part.B), holding, keeping (with the idea of possession); -atus,-a,-um (Latin adj.A. suffix), q.v., suggests possession or likeness; noun base; "e.g. capitatus, with a head (from caput, head), ovatus, egg-shaped (from ovum, egg)” (Stearn), hastatus, possessing a hasta, or ‘spear;’ -fer,-fera,-ferum (adj.A), -ger,-gera,-gerum (adj.B), (in L. comp.) -bearing (with the idea of possession); -phorus,-a,-um (adj.A), (in Gk. comp.), bearing (with the idea of possession);

- capsula semina 2-4 habens (Stearn).

- ramulis capillaceis utriculos varie dispositos ferentibus, with capillaceous branchlets bearing [i.e. having] utricles variously arranged.

- radice fibrosa tuberes subrotundos gerente (DeCandolle), with the root fibrous bearing [i.e. having] somewhat rotund tubers.

- capsulae semina in operculo tenentes, the capsules holding [i.e. having] the seeds in the operculum.

- granulifer, granuliger, bearing or possessing granules.

- eriophorus, wool-bearing; lophophorus, crest-bearing; stigmatophorus, sterigmate, or stigma-bearing.

 

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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