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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
parcus,-a,-um (adj.A), compar. parcior,-ius (adj.B); superlative parcissimus,-a,-um (adj.A); superlative adverb parcissime: sparing, moderate, frugal, thrifty, economical; parsimonious, singy; scant, scanty (=few), not much, moderate in amount or degree or intensity, light, slight, meager; opp. copiosus,-a,-um (adj.A), abundant, rich;

- in foliis Coryli deciduis aridis, parcior nobis (S&A), on the fallen, dry leaves of Corylus, more sparingly with us [i.e. in our region].

- albumine carnoso parco aut nullo (DeCandolle), with the albumen fleshy, scant or none.

- foliis subtus glaucis pilosque parcos in nervis gerentibus (DeCandolle), with the leaves below glaucous and bearing not many hairs on the nerves.

- foliis linearibus acutiusculis angustis parcis (DeCandolle), with the leaves linear, somewhat acute, narrow, few.

- semina albumen parcum continentia, seeds containing scanty albumen (endosperm).

- albumen copiosum v. parcum (B&H), albumen copious or scanty; see albumen,-inis (s.n.III).

- embryo hamoso-arcuatus, albumine parco v. subnullo (B&H), with the embryo hooked-arcuate, with the albumen not much or almost absent.

- embryo (ubi notus) arcuatus v. subrectus, albumine parco (B&H), embryo (when noted) arched or rather straight, with the albumen meager.

- albumen speciminum in statu emarcido tantum suppetentium videtur parcum nisi absens (F. Mueller), the albumen of specimens available only in a withered state seem meager if not absent.

- albumen parcum satis mucilaginosum (F. Mueller), albumen meager, rather mucilaginous.

- [fungi] crescit nimirum in foliis Polygoni Convolvuli passim frequens, Aviculariae parcior (S&A), it grows frequently everywhere on the leaves of Polygonum Convolvulum, more sparingly of Avicularia.

- [fungi] totus fungus paene siccus et glutine tamen quodam parco tenace persistente obductus (S&A), the whole fungus almost dry and yet covered with a certain light, tenacious, persistent gluten.

- [lichen] paraphyses graciles sat parcae apice summo leviter incrassatae (Nyl.), the paraphyses slender, quite meager, lightly thickened at the uppermost tip.

- [lichen] paraphyses parcse non regulares (Nyl.) the paraphyses few, irregular [i.e. not uniform].

- [lichen] elementa filamentosa satis parca (Nyl.), filamentous elements quite meager.

- [lichen] granula gonima satis parca in cellulis hlnc inde aggregata (Nyl.), the gonimic granules [i.e. blue-green algae cells] quite meager [i.e. few] clustered togethere here and there in the cells.

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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