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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
pedicularis,-e (adj.B): relating to the louse (pediculus,-i (s.c.II)).

Pedicularia,-ae (s.f.III): Louse-wort, wood-betony, "from pediculus, a louse, because of the early European belief that cattle, feedng where P. palustris abounded, became covered with lice" (Fernald 1950); “the presence of the plant in fields was supposed to produce lice in sheep. Scrophulariaceae” (Stearn 1996).

Pediculus,-i (s.c.II), abl. sg. pediculo: a louse.

Gerardia pedicularia L. “resembling Pedicularia” (Fernald 1950).

 

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