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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
theo-; -theon,-i (s.n.II), abl.sg. theono: in Gk. comp. god- [> Gk. theos (s.m.II), = Lat. deus (s.m.II)]; see god; see goddess; see fairy;

- Dodecatheon (s.n.II), American cowslip, from Greek dodeca, twelve + theos, god, “given by Pliny to the primrose, which was believed to be under the care of the twelve superior gods” (Fernald 1950).

- Theobroma,-atis (s.n.III), abl. sg. Theobromate, from Greek theos + broma,-atos, food, the genus name of Cacao: Theobroma cacao, source of cocoa and chocolate.

Grias theobromicarpa Cornejo & S. A. Mori, "The epithet refers to the resemblance of the longitudinally ridged fruits of this species when fresh and, in that respect, they are similar to those of Theobroma L. (Sterculiaceae)."

 

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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