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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Turbo,-inis (s.m.III), abl. sg. turbine: that which spins or twirls round; a whirling-top, spinning top; (cf. vertex,-icis (s.m.III)); a whirlwind, hurricane, tornado, storm; a spinning-top, anything that has a shape or whirling motion of a top, as a reel, whirl, spindle; a whirling motion, a twirl, twist, rotation, revolution (Lewis & Short)]; see cone;

- turbo serpentis, the coiling of a snake.

 

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