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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
tartareus,-a,-um (adj.A): tartareous, “having a rough crumbling surface, like the thallus of some Lichens” (Lindley); having a loose or rough crumbling surface like tartar, as in certain Lichenes [> Mid. Lat. tartrum, wine, tartar; tartar: an incrustation deposited from a liquid, such as cream of tartar “found in the juice of grapes and deposited in wine casks ... as a pale or dark reddish crust or sediment” WIII].

Lecanora tartarea, “thallus thick, tartareous, granulate-conglomerate ...”.

 

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