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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
memnonius,-a,-um (adj.A): “(obsol.) a brown black color; pitch black” (Lindley) [> L. Memnon,-onis (s.m.III), > Gk. memnOn, ‘son of Tithonus and Aurora, and king of the Ethiopians’ memnonius,-a,-um (adj.A), oriental, moorish, black in color; of a precious stone of a black color (Lewis & Short).

NOTE: there are fungus genera Memnoniella and Memnonium.

 

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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