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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
osseus,-a,-um (adj.A): osseous, bony, of bone-like hardness; “bony. Hard, brittle, and very close in texture, not to be cut without difficulty; as the stone of a Peach” (Lindley);

- testa crustacea vel ossea, seed coat crustaceous (thin and brittle) or bony.

- drupa carnosa, ovata, putamine osseo, loculo e processu dependente (B&H), drupe fleshy, ovate, with the stone bony, with the locule hanging from a process.

- putamine osseo 2-loculari, loculo altero vacuo (vestigiis ovulorum nullis), altero laterali majore hippocrepiformi basin alterius circumdante (B&H), with the putamen boney, 2-locular, with the one locule empty (with no remains of the ovules), the other lateral, larger, horseshoe-shaped, surrounding the base of the other.

- semen globulare vel ellipsoideum, arillodio vel sarcotesta carens, testa ossea, hilo lineari, see globular or ellipsoid, lacking an arillode or sarcotesta, with the testa bony, with the hilum linear.

- siliqua magna, orbiculata, oblonga v. linearis, cornea v. ossea (B&H), silicle large, nearly orbicular, oblont or linear, corneous [i.e. with the texture of horn] or bony.

- testa ossea semi-linea crassitie (F. Mueller), the seed-coat bony, one half line in thickness.

- siliqua late ovoideo-oblonga, utrinque obtusa, epicarpio spongioso, endocarpio osseo (B&H), silique broadly ovoid-oblong, on both ends obtuse, with a spongy epicarpium, a bony endocarpium.

- siliqua nucamentacea crustácea v. ossea (B&H), the silique nut-like, crusty [i.e. hard, thin and brittle], or bony.

Rubus osseus; Seseli osseum; the mushroom Polyporus osseus, “often develops a large fruiting body with many mouse-gray caps” (Miller).

 

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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