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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Tap-root; “having a large simple conical root, which forms a center, round which the divisions are arranged” (Lindley): radix,-icis (s.f.III) palaris (adj.B) (Stearn 1983); cf. “fibrous root [radix,-icis (s.f.III) fibrosa], a root (as in most grasses) that has no prominent central axis and that branches in all directions - distinguished from taproot [radix,-icis (s.f.III) palaris (adj.B)] and tuberous root” (WIII); cf. fibrous root, under ‘fibrous; cf. tuberous root, under ‘tuberous;’

- radice palari, with a taproot.

taprooted: palariradicatus,-a,-um (part.A); see fibrous root, diffuse root.

 

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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