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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
suavis,-e (adj.B): sweet, q.v., delightful, pleasant, q.v., compar. suavior,-ius (adj.B), superl. suavissimus,-a,-um (adj.A); opp. acerbus,-a,-um (adj.A), harsh to the taste, “of every object which has an astringent effect upon the tongue” (Lewis & Short); opp. gravis,-e (adj.B): (of disease) virulent, 'grave,' unwholesome, noxious; sick; strong; (of smell) strong, rank (usually unpleasant).

- melones in regione calida et arenosa suavissimi, Citrulli benemulti summe aquosi et refrigerantes (Desf.), the melons in the hot and sandy region are very tasty, many Citrulli ([i.e. Watermelons] are most highly juicy and refreshing.

Eng. words: luscious; (of food or wine) having a pleasingly rich, sweet taste;" delicious, tasty, appetizing.

Crataegus suavis; Rosa suavifolia with sweet leaves; Rubus suavissimus.

insuavis,-e (adj.B): unpleasant;

Zygophyllum foetidum var. insuave, var. ‘unpleasant.’

 

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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