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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Tuft, a small cluster of elongated flexible outgrowth or parts attached or close together at the base and free at the opposite ends, as a small bunch of body hairs, a growing bunch of grass, leaves; a collection of small things in a knot or bunch, implying a dense rounded mass (WIII): caespes,-itis (s.m.III), abl.sg. caespite, nom. & acc. pl. caespites, dat. & abl. pl. caespitibus 'a turf, sod, as cut out, a clump, group of plants; a grassy field, turf'; cirrus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. cirro; cirrhus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. cirrho, although in botany referring to a tendril, classically it indicated a curl, lock of hair, ringlet, filaments of plants similar to tufts of hair; tuft of feathers on birds, as a crest (Lewis & Short); coma,-ae (s.f.I), ‘coma, tuft, group of capillate trichomes, i.e. hair-tuft on some seeds, as in Asclepiadaceae, tuft of leaves at top of an inflorescence, stem or trunk, leafy crown of a palm or other tree;’ crista,-ae (s.f.I), crest, terminal tuft; crest of feathers; floccus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. flocco, ‘a lock or flock of hairs, wool;’ torulus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. torulo (dim. of torus), ‘a tuft, a little elevation, hence, a tuft of hair; cf. fasciculus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. fasciculo; see coma, cluster, cushion; see crest (as of feathers); see panicle, rosula cf. crinis,-is (s.m.III), abl. sg. crine, ‘the hair, especially of the head;’ see stuppa,-ae (s.f.I); see brush;

- caespes fasciculatus, fasciculated tufts.

- [fungi] pileus exacte cretaceus, squamulis seu flocculis mollibus pilosis veluti gossypinis aequaliter obsitus — ”tufted with cottony hairs " ait Witheruig (S&A), the pileus strictly chalk-white, with squamules or pilose soft flocks [i.e. tufts] as if cottony evenly beset - “tufted with cottony hairs” says Withering.

Floccus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. flocco: a lock or flock of hairs; (in plural: flocci) “cotton-like groups or tufts” (Ainsworth & Bisby).

floccosus,-a,-um (adj.A): floccose, flocculent, “covered with close hairs, which fall away in little tufts” (Lindley); “full of flocks or tufts of wool or soft hairs; clothed with locks or flocks of soft hair or wool” (Fernald 1950).

Penicillum,-i (s.n.II), abl.sg. penicillo: brush-like tuft of hairs; see penicillum.

Stupa,-ae (s.f.I), but as adjj. stuppeus, stuposus] “tow. A tuft of long hairs” (Lindley); see stuppa,-ae (s.f.I).

little tuft or crest: cristula,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. cristula.

 

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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