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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Top, the highest point, summit: vertex,-icis (s.m.III), abl. sg. vertice, ‘the top, highest point, peak, summit;’ summum,-i (s.n.II), abl.sg. summo, 'the top, highest place'; cacumen, -inis (s.n.III), abl. sg. cacumine, ‘extreme point, peak, extreme top, as the summits of mountains, the tree-tops; the end, limit;’ summitas,-atis (s.f.III), abl. sg. summitate, the highest part, top, summit; see apex, tip, vertex;

- vertice, at the top.

- a vertice, from above, down from above.

- lectus in summo collis calcarei, collected at the top of a calcareous hill.

- summus mons, abl. sg. summo monte, top of the mountain, mountain-top.

- in cacumine montis summi Erkauit, on the peak of the mountain of the top of Erkauit.

- cacumen harundinis, the points of reeds.

- folia ad cacumina plerumque solummodo acuta, the leaves at their extreme tops usually only acute.

- in summo ciliis flavidis, at the apex with yellowish cilia.

- in summo ramulis ultimis divaricatis, at the apex with ultimate branches divaricate.

- indumento in extremitatibus inflorescentiarum ramulorumque tantum persistens, with the indument only on the extremities of the inflorescences and branchlets persisting.

Whirling-top, spinning top: see turbo,-inis (s.m.III), abl. sg. turbine.
top-shaped: turbinatus,-a,-um (adj.A) q.v., turbineus,-a,-um (adj.A), ‘cone-shaped, pointed like a cone, conical; top-shaped or obconical, broadly obovoid-obconic, like an inverted cone’ [> L. turbo,-inis (s.m.III), q.v., abl. sg. turbine, a whirling-top, spinning top].

 

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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