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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Terra,-ae (s.f.I): earth, ground, soil, land; (geographical) land, territory, region; see earth; see region; see soil;

NOTE: orbis terrarium, orbis terrae, the world; “the central land surface of the world (as conceived by the ancients surrounded by Ocean and consisting roughtly of Europe, Asia, and Africa)” (Glare); see orbis,-is (s.m.III);

- [Lichen decipiens] Fig. I. Terrae glebula, indiuidua variae aetatis et figurae continens (Hedw.), Figure 1. a clump of earth, containing individuals of various ages and shapes.

- in campis apricis vel pratis arenosis terrae Arnhemicae (F. Mueller), in the open plains or sandy grasslands of Arnhem Land [i.e. territory or region] (Australia).

- ad terram Carolinae Superioris, on the soil of upper (North) Carolina.

- terra soluta, loose or loosened soil.

- terra hydromorphica (adj.A), soil seasonally or permanently wet.

- Terra Nova, Newfoundland, a province of Canada; in French, Terre-Neuve.

- terra typica restricta, restricted type locality.

- [moss] in terra lutoso-arenaria prope Wertheimium (C.Muell.), on earth muddy-sandy near Wertheimium.

- solum proscindere terrae, to plough up the soil of the ground.

- orbis terrae, the circle of earth, the globe, also orbis terrarum (orbis s.m.III); cf. tellus,-uris (s.f.III).

- ad terram inter rupes, on soil between rocks.

- mediterraneus,-a,-um (adj.A): inland, in the middle of the land, remote from the sea; see mediterraneus,-a,-um (adj.A).

- ordo per totum fere orbem terrarum dispersus (B&H), the order dispersed throughout almost the total circle of the earth (= the whole world).

- (moss) per orbem totum terrarum, regionum omnium incolae, arbores, paludes, rupes atque terram diversissimam ornantes ct distributione latissima gaudentes (Mueller), throughout the whole world of lands, an inhabitant of all regions, trees, swamps, rocks and decorating rocks and the highest diversity of soil and enjoying the widest distribution.

Carex terrae-novae (of Newfoundland) NOTE: both words are in the genitive singular; Arnica terrae-novae Fern.), Fraqaria virginiana var. terrae-novae.

 

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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