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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Tumulus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. tumulo: an elevation of heaped earth, hill, hillock, mound, hillock; a sepulchral mound; see tymb-, tymbo-,-tymbus,-i (s.m.II): in Gk. comp. tomb-, -tomb; see hill, tomb; see heap;

- habitat ad tumulos formicarum, it grows on ant-hills.

- frutex habitu pulvinato tumulos tegetesve formans, shrub with a cushion-shaped habit forming mounds or mats.

- in tumulis terrenis, on dirt mounds.

[moss] locis aridis, ruderosis, praesertim carbonariorum areis Koelreutera hygrometrica delectatur; quin et coemeteriorum tumuli imo humana crania ossaque nonnullis foedum domicilium praebent (Brid.), Koelreutera hygrometrica takes pleasure in dry, rubbly [i.e. full of broken stones] places, especially in areas of charcoal furnaces; or even also the mounds of graveyards, even more the human skulls and bones provide a ghastly habitation to some.

 

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