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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
zoster-: in Gk. comp. belt- [> Gk. zoster,-eros (eta) s.m.: the warrior's belt or baldric, which secured the body-armor, zone, or zona being the woman's girdle; later, any belt or girdle. zostron,-i, s.n.II, a belt, girdle].

Zostera,-ae (s.f.I) L.: Eelgrass; > Gk. zoster, a belt, in reference to the ribbon-like leaves of this genus of marine plants; Zostera marina L.; Zosteraceae; dim. Zosterella,-ae (s.f.I).

 

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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