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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Melligo,-inis (s.f.III), abl. sg. melligine: “honey-dew; a disease of plants in which an unnatural secretion of sweet matter appears on their surface” (Lindley); “ a honey-like juice, sucked by the bees from flowers, but not yet made into honey, bee-glue, bee’-rosin, hive-dross; the juice of unripe grapes” (Lewis & Short); see bee-glue;

- melligo uvae, the juice of unripe grapes.

Propolis,-is (s.f.III), abl. sg. propole: “the third foundation in making honey, a gummy substance with which the bees close the crevices of their hives, bee-glue, porpolis” (Lewis & Short) [ “> L., > Gk. > pro- + polis city: a brownish resinous material of waxy consistency collected by bees from the buds of trees and used as a cement - called also bee glue” (WIII)]; see malligo,-inis (s.f.III); bee-glue.

 

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