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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
volubilis,-e (adj.B): twining, q.v., easily turning or rolling, having the habit of twining; changeable, unstable; “having the property of twisting round some other body” (Lindley); see liana, vine; cf. scandens,-entis (part.B), ‘climbing;’ see twining;

- frutices saepius volubiles, shrubs most often twining;

- herbae caulibus volubilibus, herbs with twining stems (Stearn).

- liana dextrorsum (externe visa) volubilis, liana to the right (seen

from the outside) twining.

- caulis infra sinistrorsum (externe visus) infra dextrorsum volubilis, stem below to the left (seen from the outside) above, to the right twining.

- stirps volubilis, a climbing type of stem; see stirps (s.f.III).

- petiolo saepe volubili nec in cirrhum mutato (B&H), with the petiole often twining, not changed into a cirrhus [i.e. tendril].

 

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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