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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Loment, a legume which is constricted between the seeds; “an indehiscent legume, which separates spontaneously with a transverse articulation between each seed” (Lindley); “a legume which is contracted between the seeds, falling apart at the constrictions when mature into one-seeded joints” (Jackson): lomentum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. lomento, nom. & acc. pl. lomenta, dat. & abl. pl. lomentis [> L. “cosmetic wash made from bean meal, from lotus (> lavare, to wash + mentum (WIII); “ L. lomentum,-i (s.m.II), “a mixture of bean-meal and rice kneaded together, used by the Roman ladies for preserving the smoothness of their skin” (Lewis & Short); also a kind of blue color, azure; also bean-meal]; see articulus,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. articulo;

- lomentum 4-5-articulatum, articulis 4--5 mm longis pubescentibus reticulatis, the loment 4-5-articulated, with the joints 4-5 mm long pubescent reticulate.

NOTE: “Lomentum. Lomentum is bean meal. [Cf. Lomentaceous.]” (Fuchs in Choate); lomentum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. lomento, bean-meal, “lomentum appellatur ea farina” Pliny, this farina is called lomentum; see farina,-ae (s.f.I).

 

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