Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

coracinus - cous

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

coracinus
coracina
coracinum
black like a crow
coraxcoracnoun/mκοραξ, ακοϛ
a raven, crow
inusinadj-ινοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: composition, color, resembling, owning
Buellia coracina (Nyl.) Korber
coralliflorus
coralliflora
coralliflorum
coral red flowers
corallumcorallnoun/ncoralium
κοραλλιον
L (allum)
red coral
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
coralliformis
coralliformis
coralliforme
coral shaped
corallumcorallnoun/ncoralium
κοραλλιον
L (allum)
red coral
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
formisformadjin botanical Latin a substantive suffix for nouns derived from 'forma': to be in the form or shape of...
corallinus
corallina
corallinum
coral red
corallinuscorallinadjκοραλλιον
coral red
Aiphanes corallina (C. Martius) H. A. Wendl. ex Griseb.
Marchandiomyces corallinus (Roberge) Diederich & D. Hawksw.
corallodendron
corallodendra
coral tree
corallumcorallnoun/ncoralium
κοραλλιον
L (allum)
red coral
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
dendrondendrnoun/nδενδρον, ου
tree
Erythrina corallodendron L.
coralloides
coralloides
coralloides
coral like
corallumcorallnoun/ncoralium
κοραλλιον
L (allum)
red coral
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Caloplaca coralloides (Tuck.) Hulting
cordatus
cordata
cordatum
heart shaped
corcordnoun/nheart; soul; mind
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Houttuynia cordata Thunb.
Phyteuma cordatum Balbis
Rumex cordatus Poir.
cordifolius
cordifolia
cordifolium
heart shaped leaves
corcordnoun/nheart; soul; mind
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Arnica cordifolia Hook.
Acrocladium cordifolium (Hedw.) P. Rich. & Wallace
Aster cordifolius L.
cordiformis
cordiformis
cordiforme
heart shaped
corcordnoun/nheart; soul; mind
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
formisformadjin botanical Latin a substantive suffix for nouns derived from 'forma': to be in the form or shape of...
Capsicum cordiforme Mill.
Carya cordiformis (Wangenh.) K. Koch
cordiger
cordigera
cordigerum
wearing a heart
corcordnoun/nheart; soul; mind
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
gergerapargero
to carry, bear, wear
Ranunculus cordiger Viviani
Bossiaea cordigera Benth. ex Hook. f.
coriaceus
coriacea
coriaceum
leathery
coriumcorinoun/nκοριον
animal skin, hide; leather
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Campanula coriacea Boiss. & Kotschy
Stenostomum coriaceum (Vahl) Griseb.
Juncus coriaceus Mackenzie
coriarius
coriaria
coriarium
leather like
coriumcorinoun/nκοριον
animal skin, hide; leather
ariusariadjadjective suffix for nouns or numbers: connected to or possessed by
Caesalpinia coriaria (Jacq.) Willd.
corneus
cornea
corneum
the color of horn
corneuscorneadjmade with horn
Garcinia cornea L.
Lithocarpus corneus (Lour.) Rehder
corniculatus
corniculata
corniculatum
horned
corniculumcorniculadj/nlittle horn; helmet ornament
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Halenia corniculata L.
Glaucium corniculatum (L.) J.H.Rudolph
Lotus corniculatus L.
cornifer
cornifera
corniferum
with a horn
cornucornnoun/mhorn, antler
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
Coryphantha cornifera (DC.) Lem.
corniger
cornigera
cornigerum
with a horn
cornucornnoun/mhorn, antler
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
gergerapargero
to carry, bear, wear
Acacia cornigera (L.) Willd.
Vaccinium cornigerum Sleumer
Echinops cornigerus DC.
cornutissimus
cornutissima
cornutissimum
with the most horns
superlative of cornutuscornutadjhorned
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Dicerandra cornutissima R.B. Huck
cornutus
cornuta
cornutum
horned
cornutuscornutadjhorned
Utricularia cornuta Michx.
Antirrhinum cornutum Benth.
Sairocarpus cornutus (Benth.) D.A. Sutton
corona
coronae
crown
coronacoronnoun/fκορωνη
wreath, garland, crown
coronarius
coronaria
coronarium
for wreathes or garlands
coronariuscoronariadjof for wreaths, garlands, crowns
Anemone coronaria L.
Chrysanthemum coronarium L.
Philadelphus coronarius L.
coronatus
coronata
coronatum
crowned
coronacoronnoun/fκορωνη
wreath, garland, crown
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Atriplex coronata S. Wats.
Achnatherum coronatum (Thurb.) Barkworth
corrugatus
corrugata
corrugatum
corrugated
corrugatuscorrugatpparcorrugo
to wrinkle
Atriplex corrugata S. Wats.
Acanthogonum corrugatum Torr.
Cymopterus corrugatus M.E. Jones
corsicus
corsica
corsicum
of Corsica
corsicuscorsicadjCorsicus
Corsican
Viola corsica Nyman
Sedum corsicum Duby
Acinos corsicus (Pers.) Getliffe
corticatus
corticata
corticatum
with bark
cortexcorticnoun/mtree bark; rind, shell, hull
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Pyrenula corticata (Mull. Arg.) R. C. Harris
Anthracothecium corticatum Mull. Arg.
corticosus
corticosa
corticosum
with a lot of bark
cortexcorticnoun/mtree bark; rind, shell, hull
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
coruscans
coruscans
coruscans
shaking
coruscanscoruscaparcorusco
to thrust with horns; to vibrate, shake
corvinus
corvina
corvinum
blue-black
corvinuscorvinadjof the raven
corylinus
corylina
corylinum
color of hazelnut
coryluscorylnoun/f?
hazel or filbert tree
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
corymbifer
corymbifera
corymbiferum
corymb bearing
corymbuscorymbnoun/mκορυμβοϛ
cluster of fruit or flowers
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
Psilocarya corymbifera (C. Wright) Britt.
Linum corymbiferum Desf.
corymbiflorus
corymbiflora
corymbiflorum
flowers in corymbs
corymbuscorymbnoun/mκορυμβοϛ
cluster of fruit or flowers
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Fuchsia corymbiflora Ruiz & Pav.
corymbosus
corymbosa
corymbosum
full of corymbs
corymbuscorymbnoun/mκορυμβοϛ
cluster of fruit or flowers
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Carlina corymbosa L.
Eriogonum corymbosum Benth.
Pterostyrax corymbosus Siebold & Zucc.
corynocalyx
corynocalyces
a calyx like a club
corynecorynnoun/fκορυνη
club, staff
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
calyxcalycnoun/fκαλυξ, υκοϛ
husk, covering, calyx
Eucalyptus corynocalyx F. Muell., nom. illeg.
costatus
costata
costatum
ribbed
costatuscostatadjribbed, with ribs
Planchonella costata (Endl.) Pierre
Campyloneurum costatum (Kunze) K. Presl
Hibiscus costatus A. Rich.
cosyrensis
cosyrensis
cosyrense
from Pantellaria Island, Italy
cosyracosyrnoun/fCosyra
an island between Sicily and Africa, now called Pantellaria
ensisensadjadjective suffix for nouns: country or place of origin or habitat
cotoneaster
cotoneasteres
like Cotoneaster
cotoneacotonenoun/na quince tree (usually cydonius)
asterasternoun/msubstantive suffix for nouns or adjectives: inferiority or partial resemblance, wild, diminutive
Corokia cotoneaster Raoul
cotyledon
cotyledon
cotyledon like
cotyledoncotyledonnoun/fχοτυληδον
cup like hollow; joint socket
Lewisia cotyledon (S.Wats.) B.L.Robins.
cous
coa
coum
of Kos
couscoadjCous
Κωσ
of or pertaining to the Greek island of Cos off the coast of Asia Minor
Cyclamen coum Mill.
Lomatium cous (S.Wats.) Coult. & Rose