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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
mucidus,-a,-um (adj.A), also muccidus,-a,-um (adj.A): sniveling, snotty; mouldy, musty; “musty; smelling of moldiness” (Lindley); of, resembling, or covered with a mold-producing fungus; musty. [> L. muceo,-ere (w.) to be moldy]; musty (of bread and wine); cf. viscid;

- mucida panis frusta, a moldy piece of bread.

- odor aromaticus in statu sicco mucidus, odor spicy when dried musty.

- extra herbaria etiam panis indurati mucidorumque lignorum incolam passim vidimus (S&A), outside of plants we also see it everywhere the inhabitant of hardened [i.e. stale] bread and mouldy wood.

- (fungi) odor mucidus, ingratus (S&A), the odor musty, unpleasant.

- ad discos ligneos mucidos semiputres butyrosos, cellaris, rarior (S&A), on moldy wooden dishes, half rotten, full of butter, of the cellar, more rare.

- in malis aliisque fructibus mucidis cellaribus, frequentior (S&A), on apples and other moldy fruits in cellars, more frequent.

- In Prunis immaturis mucidis bortensibus, Malis putridis cellaribus etc. (S&A), on immature moldy Prunus trees in gardens, on decayed cellar apples, etc.

- [Mucor herbariorum ‘of herbaria;’ fungus] extra herbaria etiam panis indurati mucidorumque lignorum incolam passim vidimus (S&A), beyond [i.e. in addition to] herbaria we saw it everywhere an inhabitant of hardened [i.e. stale] bread and musty wood.

Lactarius mucidus, a mushroom with a gray-brown, viscid cap.

 

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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