Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

cheilanthus - chionopappus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

cheilanthus
cheilantha
cheilanthum
lipped flower
cheiloscheilnoun/nχειλοϛ
a lip; beak; edge, rim
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Delphinium cheilanthum Fisch. ex DC.
cheilocarpus
cheilocarpa
cheilocarpum
lipped fruit
cheiloscheilnoun/nχειλοϛ
a lip; beak; edge, rim
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
cheimanthus
cheimantha
cheimanthum
winter flowering
cheimacheimnoun/nχειμα, ατοϛ
winter
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Begonia x cheimantha Everett ex C. Weber
cheirophorus
cheirophora
cheirophorum
hand bearing
cheircheirnoun/fχειρ, χειροϛ
hand, fist
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
phorosphoraparphoreo
φορεω (φερω)
to carry, bring
usadjLatinizing suffix
chimaera
chimaerae
monster
chimaerachimaernoun/fChimaera
χιμαιρα
mythical beast from Lycia: fire breathing dragon/goat/lion
Dracula chimaera (Rchb. f.) Luer
chionanthus
chionantha
chionanthum
snow white flowers
chionchionnoun/fχιων, ονοϛ
snow
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Primula chionantha Balf. f. & Forrest
Dendrobium chionanthum Schltr.
chioneus
chionea
chioneum
snowy
chionchionnoun/fχιων, ονοϛ
snow
euseadj-εοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Rhizocarpon chioneum (Norman) Th. Fr.
chionopappus
chionopappa
chionopappum
white hairy seed
chionchionnoun/fχιων, ονοϛ
snow
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
pappuspappnoun/mπαπποϛ
old man, hairy seed
usadjLatinizing suffix
Arnica chionopappa Fern.