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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Xiphion,-ii (s.n.II), abl. sg. xiphio; xiphium,-ii (s.n.II), abl. sg. xiphio: a small sword [> Gk. xiphos,-eos (s.n.III) a sword, in Homer described as large and sharp, and two-edged, but later it described a straight sword, as opp. to the sabre].

Bryoxiphium Mitten (Bryoxiphiaceae, Bryoxiphiales), the Sword-moss; Cylindroxyphium Bat. & Cif.; Dictyoxiphium W. J. Hooker. a fern; Schoenoxiphium C. G. D. Nees, (Cyperaceae).

 

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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