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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Virga,-ae (s.f.I), abl.sg. virga, nom. pl. virgae, acc. pl. virgas, dat. & abl. pl. virgis: shoot, twig, rod, switch, slender green branch, scion; a wand, q.v.; = Gk. rhabdos (s.f.I), see rhabdo-; a branchlet (ramulus,-i, s.m.II) may be the ultimate branch and a twig (virga,-ae, s.f.I) the most recent growth on which the most recent growth of leaves occurs; cf. twig; see rod.

Solidago virgaurea L. [virg- + -aurea] "rod of gold" or goldenrod.

 

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