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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
stercorosus,-a,-um (adj.A): stercorous, full of excrements or dung, well manured [> L. stercus,-oris (s.n.III), q.v.];

- [fungi] occurrit hinc inde in fimetis locisve qualibuscunque stercorosis haud infrequens, fugax, pileo mox introvoluto periens (S&A), it occurs hardly infrequently here and there in dunghills or manured places of any kind, fugacious, disappearing, with the pileus soon twisting inwards.

- aqua stercorosus, impure, full of filth, sewage.

- [fungi] praeter fimum vaccinum etc., quem copiose vere humido colere solet , solo etiam pingui stercoroso hortensi vel sylvatico , rarius truncis putridissimis (S&A), in addition to cow dung etc., which it is wont copiously in a wet spring to inhabit, also rich manured gargen or woodland [i.e. native] soil, more rarely on the most rotten trunks.

 

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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