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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Willow: salix,-icis (s.f.III), abl. sg. salice; an osier: vimen,-inis (s.n.III), abl.sg. vimine: a long flexible shoot, a withe or withy, q.v., an osier, that is, a willow with pliable twigs used in furniture and basketry.

willow-: in L. comp. salic-, salici-;

pertaining to willow: salicinus,-a,-um (adj.A); Valsa salicina (Salix), a fungus of willow trees; pertaining to an osier: viminalis,-e (adj.B), bearing shoots for plaiting and wicker-work; Salix viminalis.

willow- or osier-like: vimineus,-a,-um (adj.A): having long flexible shoots, used for wicker-work; Streptanthus vimineus (Greene) Al-Shehbaz & W. D. Taylor

willowy, like a willow: salignus,-a,-um (adj.A).

willow-: in L. comp. salic-, salici-;

- salicifolius, with willow-shaped leaves; saliciformis,-e (adj.B), shaped in some way like a willow.
pertaining to or belonging to willow: salicinus,-a,-um (adj.A); Valsa salicina (Salix), a fungus of willow trees; pertaining to an osier: viminalis,-e (adj.B), bearing shoots for plaiting and wicker-work; Salix viminalis.

salicellus,-a,-um (adj.A): a diminutive of salix,-icis to express that the fungus grows on dead willow twigs: Helotium salicellum, Fr.

 

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