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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Thicket: dumetum,-i (s.n.II), abl.sg. dumeto, nom. & acc. pl. dumeta, gen. pl. dumetorum, dat. & abl. pl. dumetis, 'thorny thicket'; fruticetum,-i (s.n.II), abl.sg fruticeto; rachos,-i (s.f.II), abl. sg. racho, nom. pl. rachi, thorn-hedge; sentis,-is (c.), abl. sg. sente, nom. & acc. pl. sentes, dat. & abl. pl. sentibus: a thorn-bush, briar, esp. Rosa canina but also brambles, q.v., usually plural; a brake of thorny bushes; see brake, hedge; see bramble; cf. saepes (sepes), gen. sg. saepis (sepis) (s.f.III), a hedge; senticetum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. senticeto: a briar or brier-thicket, thorn-brake, a thicket of spiny shrubs, especially of the genus Rubus (black- or rasp-berry); spinetum,-e (s.n.II), abl. sg. spineto, a thicket of thorn-bushes, a spiny;’ vepretum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. vepreto, a thorn-hedge, bramble-thicket; see -etum,-i (s.n.II); see brake, hedge, bramble; see coppice;

- in fruticetis prope sinum Tumbey Bay litoris Spencer’s Gulf. (F. Mueller), in thickets near the bay: Tumbey Bay of the shore of Spencer’s Gulf.

- Prom. b. spei inter fruticeta in terra loci Lowenrücken dicti (Mueller), the Cape of Good Hope [Promontorium Bonae Spei] on the ground among the thickets of the place called Lowenrücken.

NOTE: scrub, “a stunted tree or shrub; vegetation consisting chiefly of dwarf or stunted trees and shrubs that is often thick and impenetrable and grows in poor soil or in sand; a tract of countryc overed with such vegetation” (WIII): virgetum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. virgeto; virgulta,-orum (pl.n.II), abl.pl. virgultis: contraction of virguletum, bush, thicket, copse, scrub, shrubbery, undergrowth, brushwood, a place of low shrubby vegetation.

 

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