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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Pea: pisum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. pisom, “the Latin name. Peas, known since prehistoric times, have been found in Swiss lakeside dwellings of the Bronze Age. Leguminosae” (Stearn 1996); peas: “the immature pod of the pea with their included seeds ... something resembling a pea usu. in size, shape, or formation” (WIII); see pisum,-i (s.n.II); see bean;

- ex leguminibus valentior faba quam pisum, among the legumes the faba is more nutritive (i.e. powerful) than the pea.

- drupa pisi semine minor (F. Mueller), drupe smaller than the seed of the pea.

- drupa vix pisi minoris magnitudine quadrilocularis (F. Mueller), the drupe scarcely the size of a smaller pea, quadrilocular, perforate.

Pisum sativum L., the Garden-Pea, var. arvense (L.) Poir., the Field-Pea.
pea-shaped: pisiformis,-e (adj.B), q.v.
pea-green (H.C.C. 61): pisaceus,-a,-um (adj.A), pisicolor,-coloris (adj.B), pisinus,-a,-um (adj.A): pea-green.

Pallavicinius pisicolor, a liverwort that is pea-green in color.
pea-bearing, pisiferous, bearing peas, bearing pea-like fruit: pisifer,-fera,-ferum (adj.A).
pea-leaved: pisifolius,-a,-um (adj.A).

 

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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