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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
tigrinus,-a,-um (adj.A): tiger-like, marked like a tiger, i.e. spotted like a jaguar (Felis onca), the American 'tiger' or, less often, barred like the Asiatic tiger (Felis tigris) (Stearn); barred as the grain in wood.

Lilium tigrinum, the Tiger Lily, whose orange- or salmon-red flower is marked with purple-black spots; Tigridia, the Tiger-flower; Lentinus (Panus) tigrinus, a mushroom whose pileus has many flat brown-tipped hairs.

 

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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