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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Turf, sward, sod: the upper stratum of earth and vegetable mold that is filled with the roots of grass and other small plants forming a thick mat [WIII]; sod, which is synonymous with turf, may refer to a piece of turf; turf may also refer to a slab of peat; used of mosses, fungi and lichens growing in dense mats of intertangled stems; in mosses, a tufted form of growth, with stems erect and parallel, often in extensive clones: caespes,-itis (s.m.III), abl. sg. caespite, q.v.; viretum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. vireto, ‘a garden or park, a place green with vegetation or foliage,'a place overgrown with grass, a green place, greensward, sod, turf' (Lewis & Short).

turf-like, made of turf: caespiticius,-a,-um (adj.A).

Turfosum,-i (s.n.II), abl.sg. turfoso: peat moor.

turfosus,-a,-um (adj.A): peaty.

Turf, peat: turba,-ae (s.f.I), turva,-ae (s.f.I) (Latham 2008).

- locos humidos nivales v. turfosos amantes (Mueller), loving moist snowy or peaty places.

 

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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