Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

membranaceus - meteoricus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

membranaceus
membranacea
membranaceum
membranaceous
membranamembrannoun/fskin, membrane; parchment
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Carex membranacea Hook.
Vaccinium membranaceum Dougl. ex Torr.
Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch. ex Link) Bunge
meritus
merita
meritum
meritorious
meritusmeritppardeserving of merit
Crataegus merita Sarg.
Aster meritus A.Nels.
mesatlanticus
mesatlantica
mesatlanticum
mid-atlantic
mesosmesadjmid-, in the middle
atlanticusatlanticadjAtlanticus
of or pertaining to Mt Atlas
mesoleucus
mesoleuca
mesoleucum
medium white
mesosmesadjmid-, in the middle
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
usadjLatinizing suffix
Phlox mesoleuca Greene
messanensis
messanensis
messanense
Messina, Sicily
messanamessannoun/fMessana
Μεσσηνη
city built on a point in the straits between Sicily and Italy (Messina, Italy)
ensisensadjadjective suffix for nouns: country or place of origin or habitat
Trifolium messanense L.
Melilotus messanensis (L.) All.
metallicus
metallica
metallicum
metallic
metallummetallnoun/nμεταλλον
gold and silver; a metal mine
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Heliconia metallica Planch. & Linden ex Hook.
meteoricus
meteorica
meteoricum
from the heavens
meteorummeteoradj/nμετεωροϛ; μετεωρα
NL
upraised, high, aloft; heavenly bodies
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of