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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
stercoratus,-a,-um (p[art.A): dunged, mucked, manured [> L. stercoro,-avi,-atum, 1. to spread with dung, to manure, to dung or muck];

- [fungi] nascitur ad terram pinguem, in stercoratis, inter sordes hortorum (S&A), it originates on rich soil, in mucked places among the dirt of gardens.

- [Epichysium argenteum; fungus] Nitore tandem amisso totus fungillus subfuscescit: bis inventus in stercoratis, sparsim crescens, merdae vetustae putri (suillae, ut videbatur) immersus (S&A), when finally the glossiness has been lost the entire fungillus grows almost brownish-black: discovered twice in manured [i.e. places, e.g. fields] sparsely growing, immersed in old rotten dung (of pigs, it seemed).

Sterculius,-ii (s.m.II), one of the various names of the Roman god that presides over manuring.

 

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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