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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
melleus,-a,-um (adj.A), mellinus,-a,-um (adj.A): honey-colored, honey-like; delightful, charming; “having the taste or smell of honey” (Lindley) [> L. mel, gen.sg. mellis (s.n.III) honey]; cf. amber-colored; see sweet;

- odor et sapor melleus, odor and taste like honey (honey-sweet).

NOTE: luridus,-a,-um (adj.A): ‘paler and less yellow than 'melleous'[honey-colored] (S&D).

 

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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