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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
moschatus,-a,-um (adj.A): musky, musk-scented; the odor of musk, “an odor (as an animal scent) that resembles musk” (WIII); (fungi) “moschate, musky” (S&D); see musk;

- [MYRISTICA aromática] nux moschata fructu rotundo (Swartz) the nut musky-scented, with the fruit rounded.

- [Vitis vinifera] acinis rubris pallidis aut albis, aquosis aut carnosis, globosis ovatis aut oblongis, saccharatis moschatis aut subacerbis; (DeCandolle), with the berries [or berry-bunches] red, pale or white, watery [i.e. full of water] or fleshy, globose, ovate or oblong, sugary, musky or somewhat sour.

- Lauro affinis arbor ligno moschum olente (Swartz), a tree related to Laurus, with the leaves wider, with the wood smelling like musk.

Malva moschata, Musk-mallow, a species with the cauline leaves “faintly musk-scented” (Fernald 1950).

- Lauro affinis arbor ligno moschum olente (Swartz), a tree related to Laurus, with the leaves wider, with the wood smelling like musk.

Muscari (s.n. indeclineable), European mallow, which has a “faintly musk-scented foliage - called also musk rose” (WIII).the Grape-hyacinth “Turkish name recorded by Clusius in 1583, the bulbs of Muscari muscarimi (M. moschatum) being received from Constantinople under the names Muscari, Muschoromi or Muscurimi, meaning musk of the Romans (i.e.Greeks), or Muschio greco (Greek musk), referring to the sweet aromatic scent of the flowers, hence from Persian mushk, Sanskrit mushka, testicle. The source of musk is a scent gland or ‘pod’ of the male musk-deer (Moschus moschifer). Liliaceae” (Stearn 1996).

ambrosiacus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.: “(obsol.) a smell like that of musk” (Lindley).

 

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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