Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

margaritaceus - medullaris

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

margaritaceus
margaritacea
margaritaceum
pearl like
margaritamargaritnoun/fa pearl
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Anaphalis margaritacea Benth. & Hook.
Gnaphalium margaritaceum L.
marginatus
marginata
marginatum
margined
marginatusmarginatpparmarginato
to furnish with a border; to border, enclose with a margin
Wahlenbergia marginata (Thunb.) A.DC.
Byssoloma marginatum (Arnold) Serus.
Bromus marginatus Nees ex Steud.
mariae-reginae
mariarum-reginarum
Queen Mary's
generative of mariamarinoun/fMaria
Mary; a womans name
--cnct
generative of reginareginnoun/fa queen
Aechmea mariae-reginae H. Wendl.
marinus
marina
marinum
near sea
marinusmarinadjof or pertaining to the sea, marine
Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh.
Critesion marinum (Huds.) A. Love
Phaseolus marinus Burm.
mariscoides
mariscoides
mariscoides
fig like
mariscamariscnoun/fa large inferior fig
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Cladium mariscoides (Muhl.) Torr.
maritimus
maritima
maritimum
on the sea-coast
maritimusmaritimadjof the sea
Armeria maritima (P.Mill.) Willd.
Eryngium maritimum L.
Andropogon maritimus Chapman
marmorarius
marmoraria
marmorarium
marbled
marmormarmornoun/nsea or lake water; marble
ariusariadjadjective suffix for nouns or numbers: connected to or possessed by
Clematis marmoraria Sneddon
marmoratus
marmorata
marmoratum
marbled
marmormarmornoun/nsea or lake water; marble
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Kalanchoe marmorata Baker
Asarum marmoratum Piper
Mimulus marmoratus Greene
marmoreus
marmorea
marmoreum
marbled
marmoreusmarmoreadjmade of marble, marble like
Verrucaria marmorea (Scop.) Arnold
Sempervivum marmoreum Griseb.
marsupiiflorus
marsupiiflora
marsupiiflorum
pouch like flower
marsupiummarsupinoun/nμαρσυπιον
a pouch, purse
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
marum
mara
cat-thyme
marummarnoun/nμαρον
maybe cat-thyme: Teucrium marum
mas
mares
male, robust, red (vs blue)
masmarnoun/mmale, of the male sex
Cornus mas L.
masculus
mascula
masculum
male, robust, red (vs blue)
masculusmasculadjmale, masculine
Orchis mascula L.
massiliensis
massiliensis
massiliense
of Marseilles, France
massiliensismassiliensadjMassiliensis
Μασσαλια
from the important Greek city that is now Marseilles, France
Teucrium massiliense L.
Astragalus massiliensis (Mill.) Lam.
matronalis
matronalis
matronale
of matrons; of March 1st
matronalismatronaladjof a matron; Matronalia was a festival for Mars celebrated by matrons on March 1st where gifts were given to matrons and brides
Hesperis matronalis L.
mauritanicus
mauritanica
mauritanicum
North African
mauritanicusmauritanicadjMauritanicus
Μαυριτανια
north African country, now Fez and Morocco
Ampelodesmos mauritanica (Poir.) T. Dur. & Schinz
Convolvulus mauritanicus Boiss.
maximus
maxima
maximum
largest
maximusmaximadjsuperlative of magnus
large, great, high, extensive
Androsace maxima L.
Rhododendron maximum L.
Philadelphus x maximus Rehder
medicus
medica
medicum
medicinal
medicusmedicadjhealing, curative
Citrus medica L.
medius
media
medium
intermediate
mediusmediadjin the middle, between
Briza media L.
Campanula medium L.
Crocus medius Balb.
medullaris
medullaris
medullare
with pith
medullamedullnoun/fmarrow; pith
arisaradjalis
adjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Polypodium medullare G. Forst.
Cyathea medullaris (G. Forst.) Sw.