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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
vegetabilis,-e (adj.B), vegetalis,-e (adj.B), vegetativus,-a,-um (adj.A): vegetative, capable of growth; invigorating, animating; of or relating to plants; organic material (materia,-ae (s.f.I) organica (adj.A); in contrast with animalis,-e (adj.B): pertaining to a living creature, animal; see mineralis,-e (adj.B);

- regnum (s.n.II) vegetabile, plant kingdom.

- in quisquiliis vegetabilibus humi jacentibus hortorum , agrorum etc. coelo pluvio minime infrequens (S&A), on discarded plant litter of the soil of gardens, fields, etc., least infrequent in wet weather.

- organa fructificationis in regno vegetabili simplicissima, vesicula simplici, granula includente, constare videntur (Agardh), the organs of fructification, the most simple in the plant kingdom, seem to consist of an undivided vesicle enclosing granules.

- ad solum vegetabile habitat, it dwells on vegetabile soil (i.e. not mineral soil).

- plantae gregariae in foliis acerosis Piceae ad humum ex materia organica putrida compositum habitantes, plants gregarious growing on needle leaves of Picea on humus composed of rotten organic material.

of or belonging to a kitchen-gardener or to vegetables: olitorius,-a,-um (adj.A); oleraceus,-a,-um (adj.A): pertaining to kitchen gardens, either as a pot-herb or vegetable or as a weed; see edible;

- species generis non ut eae Rosacearum sed ut eae Brassicacearum oleraceae, the species of the genus not like those of the Rosaceae but as those of

the Brassicaceae edible.

Sonchus oleraceus L. (fit to be a vegetable, fit for eating).

 

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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