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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Twig, rod, wand, stick: ramulus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. ramulo 'the smaller divisions of a much-branched plant;' ramunculus,-i (s.m.II), abl.sg. ramunculo, 'the ultimate division of a branch;' sarmentum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. sarmento, 'cut and green twigs, small branches, brushwood;' scopa,-ae (s.f.I), q.v., abl.sg. scopa: a thin branch, twigs, shoots, a sprig; surus,-i (s.m.II), abl.sg. suro: 'shoot, twig'; see surculus, sucker-like outgrowth; vimen,-inis (s.n.III), abl.sg. vimine, a long flexible shoot, an osier; see especially virga,-ae (s.f.I), q.v., twig = 'most recent growth;' see branchlet, pole, wand; see rod.

Flagellum,-i (s.n.II), q.v., abl. sg. flagello: “(obsol.) a twig, or small branch; also a runner like that of the Strawberry” (Lindley).
Twig, little, small rod, wand: virgula,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. virgula.

living on twigs, branches: ramicola,-ae (s.c.I), abl. sg. ramicola.

made or consisting of twigs or shoots, twiggy: virgatus,-a,-um (adj.A), virgate, made of twigs, twiggy; “producing many weak branches” (Lindley); virgeus,-a,-um (adj.A).

Twiggy place, place full of brushwood: virgetum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. virgeto; see thicket.

 

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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