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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Usus,-us (s.m.IV), abl.sg. usu: use, q.v.

ut (adv.), uti (adv.): as, in the manner that or of, answering the question: 'how?', in what manner;

- pili glanduliferi pallide virides (non purpureo-virides ut ei typi), glanduliferous hairs pale green (not purple-green as those of the type (pili = ei, both in same case: nom. pl.).

- apicibus truncatis ut in Amblachaenio, with the apices truncate as in Amblachaenium.

- truncus corticem relinquens ut amnis, the trunk shedding its bark in the manner of a snake (i.e. in the way that a snake does).

- ut capsula collapsus ita seta marcidus, as the capsule has fallen so the seta is withered.

Usus,-us (s.m.IV), abl.sg. usu: use, employment, usage; enjoyment; use, practice, exertise; the habit, custom, practice,usage;

- [CANELLA alba, of the West Indies] Cortex succedaneum corticis Winterî, apud Nigros usum praebet Cinnamomi, aliorumque aromatum (Swartz) the bark as a substitute of the bark of Winter, among the Negros it provides the usefullness of Cinnamom.

- Usus oenom. pro sepibus. Substantia filamentosa ad funes paranda, Agaves instar adhibetur (Swartz), economic use, for hedges. The filamentous tissue for rope-preparation, used like Agave.

- Usus medic. Anthelminthicus pro infantibus: fructus cum Saccharo esus (Swartz), medical use. An anthelminthic [i.e. vermifuge] for infants: the fruit eaten with sugar.
usus,-a,-um (part.A): used, employed [> L. utor, usus 3 (deponent) to use; with abl., also with the thing used as the direct object; to manage, control];

usus sum: first pers. sg. perfect indicative: I have used [no passive use]

- usus pro sepibus (Swartz), used for hedges.

- autochthones seminibus maceratis tostisque utuntur (F. Mueller), the native peoples use the soaked [i.e. softened by soaking] and parched [i.e. toasted] seeds.

 

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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