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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
nebulosus,-a,-um (adj.A): nebulous, clouded, cloudy, with unevenly blended or indefinite colors; indistinctly marked, indefinite; cloud-like, with a fine texture (as in filamentous or thread-like fungi), hazy; misty, foggy, cloudy, dark; “1. cloudy, misty, applied to such finely divided inflorescences as of Eragrostis; 2. used by Bishoff as meaning smoke-colored (= fumeus)” (Jackson); (in fungi) “cloudy, dark” (S&D); mottled, i.e. “marked with spots of different colors; dappled, spotted” (WIII), with blurred, indistinct or ill-defined colors or markings;

- foliis margine diaphano nebuloso-maculatis, with leaves clouded-maculate [i.e. indistincly spotted] with a diaphanous margine.

- [mosses] color externe utriusque castaneus; elongationis albo-nebulosa litura, patellae, punctis albis adspersus; concavitatis pullus, quasi holosericeus (Hedwig), the color externally on both sides is chestnut-brown; the diffuse spots of the elongation, whitish-cloudy; [the color of ]the patella [i.e. apothecium] sprinkled with white dots; [the color] of the concavity blackish-gray, as if of velvet.

- ex albo demum fuligineis, subnebulosis (S&A), from white to soot-colored, somewhat mottled.

- [A. P. caesia; fungi] stipes totus laevis, candidus, argenteus, nitens. Lamellae distinctae [i.e. separate], nebulosae (S&A), the whole stipe smooth, shining white, silvery, glistening. The lamellae distinct, [perhaps dark, gray or bluish-gray].

Ameiurus nebulosus, the Brown bullhead (a catfish), possessing mottled and gray coloring.

[Lichen] Pannaria nebulosa = Lecanora nebulosa, a lichen with the upper surface blue-gray to gray-blue-black.

 

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