www.mobot.org Research Home | Search | Contact | Site Map  
 
Research
W³TROPICOS
QUICK SEARCH

MO PROJECTS:
Africa
Asia/Pacific
Mesoamerica
North America
South America
General Taxonomy
Photo Essays
Training in Latin
  America

MO RESEARCH:
Wm. L. Brown Center
Bryology
GIS
Graduate Studies
Research Experiences
  for Undergraduates

Imaging Lab
Library
MBG Press
Publications
Climate Change
Catalog Fossil Plants
MO DATABASES:
W³MOST
Image Index
Rare Books
Angiosperm
  Phylogeny

Res Botanica
All Databases
INFORMATION:
What's New?
People at MO
Visitor's Guide
Herbarium
Jobs & Fellowships
Symposium
Research Links
Site Map
Search

Projects
 
Introduction


Browse by Keyword


Search


Abbreviations


Bibliography


Resources


A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Honey: mel, gen.sg. mellis (s.n.III), acc.sg. mel, abl. sg. melle, nom. & acc. pl. mella; see mel, gen.sg. mellis (s.n.III); see candy, sweets; see nectar.

Honey-dew; “a disease of plants in which an unnatural secretion of sweet matter appears on their surface” (Lindley): melligo,-inis (s.f.III), q.v., abl. sg. melligine.

mellifluens,-entis (adj.B): honey-dropping.
honey, pertaining to, honey-sweet: melleus,-a,-um (adj.A), mellinus,-a,-um (adj.A); mellitus,-a,-um (adj.A).
honey-bearing: mellifer,-fera,-ferum (adj.A), melliger,-gera,-gerum (adj.A).
honey-colored: melleus,-a,-um (adj.A), mellinus,-a,-um (adj.A); see amber-colored.
Honey-comb: favus,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. favo.

a little honey-comb: favulus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. favulo.
honeycombed, honeycomb-pitted, pitted on the surface like a honey-comb: favosus,-a,-um (adj.A), ‘honeycombed, i.e. covered with regular angled depressions;’ arveolaris,-e (adj.B), alveolatus,-a,-um (adj.A), “honeycombed; having angular depressions separated by thin partitions” (Fernald 1950); lacunosus,-a,-um (adj.A): lacunose, covered with depressions, pitted with shallow holes larger than those described as alveolate (Stearn); see alveolaris,-e (adj.B);

- stamina circiter 100, disco fungoso alveolato inserta, stamens around 100, inserted on a spongy alveolate [pitted, honey-combed] disc.

favoso-dehiscens,-entis (part.B): “appearing honeycombed after dehiscence, as the anther of Viscum” (Lindley).

finely honey-combed: faveolatus,-a,-um (adj.A), favulaceus,-a,-um (adj.A), favularius,-a,-um (adj.A).

morchelliformis,-e (adj.B): morel-shaped, i.e. ovoid with a honey-comb-like pitted surface, resembling the fruit-body of Morchella esculenta.
honey-dropping, -dripping: mellifluens,-entis (adj.B).

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
© 1995-2017 Missouri Botanical Garden, All Rights Reserved
P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
(314) 577-5100

E-mail
Technical Support