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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
vergens,-entis (part.B): tending towards, approaching [> L. vergo, versi, 3. to bend, to be inclined, to be directed ('toward' + ad + acc.) ('on' + in + acc.); (of places), to lie towards, be situated towards "ad flumen" "ad septentriones"; to approach, come near; (of disposition) to tend to; to incline, to bend, turn; (of color) to shade into; vergit: 3d pers sg. act. indic, (he, she) it nears, approaches, shades into; see average; see tendens,-entis (part.B); - ad flumen vergens, being situated toward the river, approaching the river; ad septentriones vergentes, being situated toward the north. - capsula rubra ad lutum vergens, capsule red shading to yellow (color). - floribus ad terram vergentibus, with flowers directed or inclined toward the ground. - colore languido in candidum vergente, with a dull color tending to (or verging on) white. - optimus frutex rubens aut in purpuram vergens, the best fruit is red or verging on the purple. - pileus mox laeviusculus, mox fibrillis albidis satis dense obsitus, e cinnamomeo in sordide violaceum nonnumquam vergens (S&A), the pileus soon somewhat smooth, soon quite densely beset with whitish fibrils, sometimes approaching from cinnamon into a dirty violaceous [sc. color]. - pulvis farinosus, primo dehiscentiae momento albidus vel tantillum saltem carneus, ad liberum aeris contactum mox intensius incarnascens in roseum denique colorem vergit (S&A), a mealy powder, at the first instant of dehiscence whitish or at least a little bit flesh-colored, at the first free touch of air soon more intensely fleshy and finally it shades into a rose color.

 

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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