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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
suillus,-a,-um (adj.A): of or relating to pigs or swine, piggish, swinish.

- [Epichysium argenteum; fungus] Nitore tandem amisso totus fungillus subfuscescit: bis inventus in stercoratis, sparsim crescens, merdae vetustae putri (suillae, ut videbatur) immersus (S&A), when the glossiness has finally been lost the entire fungillus grows almost brownish-black: discovered twice in manured [i.e. places, e.g. fields] sparsely growing, immersed in old rotten dung (of pigs, it seemed).

The fungus genus Suillus S. F. Gray (1821) “is based on Boletus luteus L. ex Fr. The fungus genus Suillus Haller ex O. Kuntze (1898) = the genus Boletus. The fungus genus Suillus Karst. (1882) “is based on Boletus cyanescens Bull. ex Fr. fide Murrill, 1909(Ainsworth & Bisby).

Fungi suilli: “of Pliny and other classical writers), the edible Botetus edulis Bull. ex Fr.” (Ainsworth & Bisby); this mushroom is called a ‘cep,’ 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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