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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Teredo,-inis (s.f.III), abl. sg. teredine: “any disease in plants produced by the boring of insects” (Lindley); “a worm-like creature that bores its way into ships’ timbers, ship-worm; (also a name applied to other small destructive creatures, including clothes-moths, wax-moths, and maggots” (Glare); also “a genus of mollusks that contains the typical shipworms and is [the] type of [the] family Teredinidae” (WIII) [> L. terens,-entis (part.B), q.v.];

- meridianae regiones (i.e. in shipyards) ... tineam, toredines reliquaque bestiarum nocentium genera procreant, southern regions produce the tinea, toredoes and other sorts of hurtful beasts.

 

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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