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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
succisus,-a,-um (part. A): cut off or away, cut through, cut down; “abruptly broken off, or appearing to be so” (Lindley); abruptly broken off; cut across from below; hewn, mown, cut through; bitten off; “cut off below” (Stearn 1996) [> L. succido,-cidi,-cisum, 3. (sub-caedo): to cut off or away below, cut from below, to cut through, cut off, cut down, fell; see praemorsus,-a,-um (part.A);. - planta ab arboribus succisis lecta, plant collected from hewn trees. - frumentum succusum, mown grain. - segetes succisae, mown wheat fields. - fragmenta lineam abscissionis secus succisa, fragments cut through along a line of abscission. abscissus,-a,-um (part. A): cut off, steep, precipitous; cut off (with a sharp instrument). Succisa,-ae (s.f.I), Devil’s-bit (i.e. -bite), “Name from succidere, to bite off, from the praemorse rootstock, once supposed to have been bitten off by Satan” (Fernald 1950); “from L. succido, cut off below; with reference to the truncate end of the rhizome, looking as if bitten off by the Devil. Dipsacaceae” (Stearn 1996).

 

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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