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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Naucum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. nauco, “(obsol.) seeds having a very large hilum, as that of the Horse-chestnut [Hippocastanum], Achras, &c.” (Lindley); “(obsol.) the fleshy part of a drupe” (Lindley); “1. the fleshy part of a drupe (Lindley); 2. seeds with a very large hilum (J. S. Henslow); also naucus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. nauco: a trifle, something slight or trivial; of little value; see hilum,-i (s.n.II);

[Canella] SEMINA subrotundo-reniformia, nauco fragili-nitenti nigro tecta (Swartz), the seeds [semina] nearly round-kidney-shaped, covered with the fragil-shining black caucum.

Naucus,-i (s.m.II), “certain cruciferous fruits which have no valves” (Jackson).

 

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