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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
-ugo,-inis (s.f.III), abl. sg. -ugine: a Latin noun suffix; "indicates a substance or property possessed; noun or adjective base; e.g. asperugo, a prickly plant (from asper, rough), lanugo, down (from lana, wool)" (Stearn, 1983); see - ago,-inis; -igo,-inis (s.f.III); -o,-inis, third declension nouns, generally of the feminine gender;.

- aerugo,-inis (s.f.III), rust of copper [> L. aes, aeris, s.n.III) [adj. aeruginosus,-a,-um 'rusty.']

- ferrugo,-inis (s.f.III) one time botanical term for the disease rust [> L. ferrugo, iron rust, the color of iron rust] [adj. ferrugineus,-a,-um; ferruginus,-a,-um the color of iron-rust; the taste of iron].

- Albugo,-inis (s.f.III), abl. sg. Albugine [a generic name].

- Mollugo,-inis (s.f.III), abl.sg. mollugine ['An old name for Galium Mullugo, transferred to this genus, probably from the similarly whorled leaves' (Fernald 1950). Molluginaceae.

Note: adjectives formed from these words end in appare

 

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