Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

amabilis - amarus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

amabilis
amabilis
amabile
deserves to be loved
amabilisamabiladjworthy of love, lovely; amiable
Cynoglossum amabile Stapf & Drummond
Abies amabilis (Dougl. ex Loud.) Dougl. ex Forbes
amanus
amana
amanum
Amanus Mountains
amanusamanadjAmanus
mountain range between Syria and Cilicia
Trigonella amana Post
Erodium amanum Boiss. & Kotschy
amaranthoides
amaranthoides
amaranthoides
like amaranth
amaranthusamaranthnoun/mamarantus
αμαραντοϛ
a never fading flower; the source for the genus name Amaranthus
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Axyris amaranthoides L.
amaranticolor
amaranticolores
purple like amaranath
amarantusamarantnoun/mαμαραντοϛ
a never fading flower; the source for the genus name Amaranthus
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
colorcolornouncolor
Chenopodium amaranticolor (Coste & A. Reyn.) Coste & Reyn.
amarantoides
amarantoides
amarantoides
like amaranath
amarantusamarantnoun/mαμαραντοϛ
a never fading flower; the source for the genus name Amaranthus
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Dioscorea amarantoides C. Presl
amarellus
amarella
amarellum
somewhat bitter
amarusamaradjbitter; unpleasant
elluselladjadjective suffix for adjective: diminutive
Gentianella amarella (L.) Boerner
amaricaulis
amaricaulis
amaricaule
bitter stemmed
amarusamaradjbitter; unpleasant
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cauliscauladj/ καυλοϛ
stem of a plant; usual spelling was colis or coles
amarissimus
amarissima
amarissimum
bitterest
superlative of amarusamaradjbitter; unpleasant
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Salvia amarissima Ortega
Gonus amarissimus Lour.
amarus
amara
amarum
bitter
amarusamaradjbitter; unpleasant
Iberis amara L.
Helenium amarum (Raf.) H.Rock
Phyllanthus amarus Schumacher