Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

modestus - mollissimus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

modestus
modesta
modestum
modest
modestusmodestadjof one's behavior: modest, sober, discreet; kind, mild
Primula modesta Bisset & S. Moore
Paspalum modestum Mez
Aster modestus Lindl.
moesiacus
moesiaca
moesiacum
from Moesia
moesiacusmoesiacadjMoesiacus
from Moesia (now portions of Serbia & Bulgaria south of the Danube)
Dianthus moesiacus Vis. & Pancic
mollicomatus
mollicomata
mollicomatum
softly hairy
mollismolladjswaying, swinging; pliant, easily moved; soft, graceful
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
comatuscomatadjhairy
Magnolia mollicomata W. W. Sm.
mollior
mollior
mollius
softer
comparative of mollismolladjswaying, swinging; pliant, easily moved; soft, graceful
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
mollis
mollis
molle
soft
mollismolladjswaying, swinging; pliant, easily moved; soft, graceful
Antirrhinum molle L.
Acanthus mollis L.
Castanea mollissima Blume
mollissimus
mollissima
mollissimum
most graceful
superlative of mollismolladjswaying, swinging; pliant, easily moved; soft, graceful
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Erioderma mollissimum (G. Sampaio) Du Rietz
Astragalus mollissimus Torr.