Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

odontolomus - opacus

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Definition

Derivation

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Type/
Gender

Meaning

odontolomus
odontoloma
odontolomum
toothed husk
odonodontnoun/mοδων, οντοϛ
Ion
a tooth
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
lomoslomnoun/mλομοϛ
husk, bark
usadjLatinizing suffix
Saxifraga odontoloma Piper
odoratissimus
odoratissima
odoratissimum
most scented
superlative of odoratusodoratpadjodoro
to smell, give off a fragrance, be perfumed
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Carphephorus odoratissimus (J.F.Gmel.) Herbert
odoratus
odorata
odoratum
scented
odoratusodoratpadjodoro
to smell, give off a fragrance, be perfumed
Myrrhis odorata (L.) Scop.
Monardella odoratissima Benth.
Pelargonium odoratissimum (L.) L'Her. ex Ait.
Ribes odoratum H.Wendl.
Lathyrus odoratus L.
odorus
odora
odorum
fragrant
odorusodoradjsweet smelling, fragrant; ill smelling
Solidago odora Ait.
Allium odorum L.
Narcissus x odorus L.
officinae
officinarum
sold as an herb
generative of officinaofficinnoun/fMod L
workshop, laboratory -> herb pharmacy
Mandragora officinarum L.
officinalis
officinalis
officinale
sold as an herb; medicinal
officinaofficinnoun/fMod L
workshop, laboratory -> herb pharmacy
alisaladjadjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Cynoglossum officinale L.
Althaea officinalis L.
oleander
oleander
Nerium
oleanderoleandernoun/?olea
ελαια
an olive
lorandrum
Late L
rhododendron
Nerium oleander L.
oleifolius
oleifolia
oleifolium
leaves like genus Olea (olive)
oleaolenoun/fελαια
an olive
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Olearia x oleifolia Kirk
Rhododendron oleifolium Franch.
Podocarpus oleifolius D. Don
oleoides
oleoides
oleoides
Olea like
oleaolenoun/fελαια
an olive
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Rhamnus oleoides L.
oleraceus
oleracea
oleraceum
of kichen vegetables
olusolernoun/nholus
kitchen vegetables
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Brassica oleracea L.
Allium oleraceum L.
Sonchus oleraceus L.
oliganthus
oligantha
oliganthum
few flowered
oligosoligadjολιγοϛ
few; small
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Arabis oligantha Greene
Epilobium oliganthum Michx.
Penstemon oliganthus Woot. & Standl.
oligodon
oligodontes
few toothed
oligosoligadjολιγοϛ
few; small
odonodontnoun/mοδων, οντοϛ
Ion
a tooth
Ficus oligodon Miq.
oligospermus
oligosperma
oligospermum
few seeds
oligosoligadjολιγοϛ
few; small
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
spermaspermnoun/nσπερμα
seed, germ
usadjLatinizing suffix
Draba oligosperma Hook.
Gayophytum oligospermum Lewis & Szweykowski
Phaseolus oligospermus Piper
olivaceus
olivacea
olivaceum
olive green
olivaolivnoun/fan olive, olive tree
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Biovularia olivacea (C. Wright ex Griseb.) Kam.
Panicum olivaceum Hitchc. & Chase
olympicus
olympica
olympicum
from Mt Olympus in Greece and other places that use the Olympus/Olympic name
olympusolympnoun/mOlympus
Ολυμποϛ
the name of several mountains, particularly one between Macedonia and Thessaly said to be the home of the Greek gods.
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Aquilegia olympica Boiss.
Brachydontium olympicum (Britt. in Frye) McIntosh & Spence
opacus
opaca
opacum
shaded darker
opacusopacadjin the shade, shaded
Ilex opaca Ait.
Eriophorum opacum (Bjornstr.) Fern.