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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
validus,-a,-um (adj.A): strong, stout, robust-growing, powerful; (of the body) sound, healthy, well; of medicines, strong, powerful, active; of slopes, ‘steep;’ compar. validior,-ius (adj.B); superl. validissimus,-a,-um (adj.A); also used as 'legitimate' in the sense of valid, q.v.; see stout; see stout, vigorous; opp. exiguus,-a,-um (adj.A), (of the body) small, little, weak, short, poor, mean [meager]; opp. gracilis,-e (adj.B), slender, slight, slim;

- nervo valido flavido stricto in mucronem brevissimum attenuato, with a strong nerve yellowish straight abbreviated into a very short mucro.

- thallus rhizinis validis, thallus with stout rhizines.

- rhizomatibus validis, with stout rhizomes.

- sub lente valido, under a strong lens.

- in declivibus validis inter Guadas et Villeta, on steep slopes between Guadas and Villeta.

- TRUNCUS e basi validiuscula gracilescente elongatus, longitudine varius, teres, albicans; de summitate dilatatus, crateris in formam (Hedwig), the trunk elongated from a somewhat more robust base, becoming gracillescent [i.e. slight, slender], variable in length, rounded-cylindric [i.e. terete], whitish, dilated from the summit into the shape of a crater [i.e. cup or bowl].

 

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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