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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Suber,-eris (s.n.III), abl. sg. subere: cork, the light, thick outer bark of the cork oak [Quercus suber L.], attaining great thickness; the outer bark of the stem of woody plants; a thick bark; “cork. The epiphloeum of bark, when it acquires an elastic soft texture, and is preternaturally enlarged” (Lindley) [> L. suber,-eris (s.n.III), the cork-oak, cork-tree, Quercus suber L.; Gk. = phello-, q.v.; see cortex,-icis (s.m.III)

- lignam levissimum, suberis instar (Swartz), the wood is very light-weight, like cork.



Suber,-eris (s.n.III), abl. sg. subere: cork, the light, thick outer bark of the cork oak [Quercus suber L.], attaining great thickness; the outer bark of the stem of woody plants; a thick bark [> L. suber,-eris (s.n.III), the cork-oak, cork-tree, Quercus suber L.; Gk. = phello-, q.v.; see cortex,-icis (s.m.III).



 

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