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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
vermiculatus,-a,-um (part.A): vermiculated, to be full of worms, wormy, to be worm-eaten, as of trees; in the form of worms; on pollen, bearing grooves like wormtracks; “wormlike in shape: covered with wormlike elevations: marked with irregular fine lines of color or with irregular wavy impressed lines like worm tracks: tortuous, involute; full of worms, worm-eaten” (WIII); = vermicularis,-e (adj.B), q.v.;

- [Euphorbia medicaginea] seminibus subtetragonis profunde vermiculato-insculptis (Boissier), with the seeds somewhat tetragonal [i.e. with four angles], deeply vermiculate-engraved [i.e. carved resembling worms or with grooves like worm-tracks].

vermiculatus, “(obsol.) “vermillion-colored. See miniatus” (Lindley); see vermillion.

 

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