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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
lubricus,-a,-um (adj.A): lubricous, smooth and slippery, slimy, that easily slides or glides away; gliding; cf. viscidus,-a,-um (adj.A), more sticky than slimy; see viscid, ‘more sticky than slimy’ [> L. lubricus,-a,-um (adj.A), slippery, “that easily slips, glides, or moves away; slimy” (Lewis & Short)]; see glutinous; see slimy;

- (algae) caespites laete virides, tactu lubricae et eximie flexiles (Agardh), clumps bright green slippery to the touch and exceptionally supple.

- (algae) frondes cylindraceae aut compressae gelatinoso-lubricae (Agardh), the fronds cylindraceous or compressed, gelatinous-slimy.

- (fungus) pileus in fungo recente admodum lubricus; ita et stipes infra annulum (S&A), the pileus in the fresh fungus highly slimy [i.e. smooth and slippery; so also the stipe below the annulus.

- (fungus) pileus lubricus potius tempore humido quam viscosus (S&A), the pileus lubricous [i.e. smooth and slippery] rather in moist weather than viscous [i.e. somewhat sticky].

- (fungus) stipes aeque ac pileus coelo humente lubricus, solidus, valens, (S&A), the stipe just as the pileus in damp weather slimy [i.e. smooth and slippery], solid [i.e. dense], stout.

- (fungus) totus fungus coelo pluvio lubricus, sed stipes tenax, glutinosus (S&A), the whole fungus in rainy weather lubricous [i.e. smooth and slippery], but the stipe is sticky, glutinous [i.e. like glue].

- (Clavaria; fungus) frequentior antecedente, curta, inter gramina delitescens, recens lubrica subviscosa (S&A), more frequent than the preceding [sc. species], short [i.e. stumpy], laying hidden among grasses, fresh [sc. specimens] slippery, somewhat viscous [i.e. tacky].

- [Clavaria viscosa; fungus] totus fungus tenacissimus lubricus quum humet, post exsiccationem rigens, fragilis (S&A), the whole fungus extremely tough, lubricous [i.e. smooth and slippery] when wet, after drying out, rigid, fragile.

sublubricus,-a,-um (adj.A): somewhat smooth and slippery.

Leotia lubrica (Scop.) Pers., a mushroom with a viscid stalk.

 

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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