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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
nimbosus,-a,-um (adj.A): stormy, rainy, full of storms: cf. nubilus,-a,-um (adj.A): cloudy, dark, grayish-blue; dark of color; clouded; cloudy, cloud-bringing; dark, gloomy; cf. nebulosus,-a,-um (adj.A), nebulous, clouded, cloudy, with unevenly blended or indefinite colors; indistinctly marked, dark, mottled; see clouded;

- montes nimbosi, mountains full of rain or storms.

- ventus nimbosus, a rainy or stormy wind.

Macrocallista nimbosa (a pelecypod), Stethomyia nimbus (a mosquito); the lichen Rinodina nimbosa ( = R. phaeocarpa) has a thallus that is dull brown or grayish pruinose, which may indicate an overcast or dark-cloudy color; phaeo- in the synonymous epithet means ‘dark, dusky, dun, gray’ = Latin. fuscus, which is a dark black-gray-brown color, the color of storm-clouds.

 

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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