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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Sucker, “a shoot thrown up by a plant from beneath the surface of the ground, as is common with Roses, &c.” (Lindley); “1. a shoot of subterranean origin; 2. an haustorium, sometimes restricted to the penetrating organ or papilla” (Jackson); a shoot originating from the roots or lower part of the stem of a plant and usually developing rapidly often at the expense of the plant; also, an accessory propagative shoot (WIII); to sucker is to form or send out suckers: surculus,-i (s.m.II), q.v., abl.sg. surculo; see haustorium,-ii (s.n.II), see holdfast; see offset, shoot;

- surum dicebant, ex quo per deminutionem fit surculus; they called it a surus, from which, by deminution, there may be a surculus [i.e. a sucker, a shoot].

NOTE: “appendices” is “an old name for suckers; such as the offsets of a Pineapple (Lindley); see appendages.

bearing suckers: surculiger,-gera,-gerum (adj.A), from surculus,-i (s.m.II), q.v..

 

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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