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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Tow, the fibers, short and broken, derived from jute, hemp or flax during hackling, used for stuffing, twine or yarn: stuppa,-ae (s.f.I) [less correctly stupa,-ae, s.f.I, stipa,-ae, s.f.I]: the coarse part of flax, hurds, oakum, tow; Greek: stuppe,-es (s.f.I) and stupe,-es (s.f.I); [as stupa, but as adjj. stuppeus, stuposus] “tow. A tuft of long hairs” (Lindley); see stuppa,-ae (s.f.I).

NOTE: The generic name for Feather- or Speargrass, Stipa L., derives 'from the Greek ‘stype,’ tow, in allusion to the flaxen appearance of the feathery awns of the original species' (Fernald, 1950).

tow, of or belonging to: stuparius,-a,-um (adj.A), stupparius,-a,-um (adj.A).

full of tow: stuposus,-a,-um (adj.A); “composed of or having tufted or matted filaments like tow” (WIII).

Dematium stuposum, a fungus.
tow-colored: see flaxen.
tow, made of: stuppeus,-a,-um (adj.A), consisting of, bearing or covered with tufted or matted tow-like hairs or filaments; in fungi, used of tissue formed from hyphae which are not gelatinized; made or consisting of tow; see tufted;

- substantia stuposo -fibrosa , e filamentis longiusculis evidenter contexta, the flesh tow-like-fibrous, evidently constructed from rather long filaments.

 

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