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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
lunaris,-e (adj.B), lunarius,-a,-um (adj.A); lunatus,-a,-um (part.A), q.v.; of or belonging to the moon, lunar.

semilunaris,-e (adj.B), semicircularis,-e (adj.B): half moon shaped, crescent-shaped;

- (hepatic) folia dissita, rotundo- vel obovato-quadrata, caviuscula, sinu semilunari vel profundiore et latiore (Lindb.), leaves distant, rounded- or obovate-quare, somewhat concave with the sinus a half-moon [i.e. crescent] or deeper and wider.

Lunaria, old generic name for the fern-genus Botrychium, or Moon-wort; Lunaria,-ae (s.f.I) > L. luna,-ae (s.f.I), the moon; “from the flat rounded seed-vessel suggesting the full moon. Cruciferae” (Stearn 1996).

 

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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