Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

ebeneus - emarginatus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

ebeneus
ebenea
ebeneum
ebony like
ebeneusebeneadjof ebony
Carex ebenea Rydb.
Cystocoleus ebeneus (Dillwyn) Thwaites
ebenoides
ebenoides
ebenoides
ebony like
ebenusebennoun/fεβενοϛ
ebony
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Asplenium ebenoides R.R. Scott
eburneus
eburnea
eburneum
like ivory
eburneuseburneadjof or belonging to elephants; made with ivory, ivory
Carex eburnea Boott
Silybum eburneum Coss. & Durieu
eburniflorus
eburniflora
eburniflorum
ebony like flowers
eburnuseburnadjeburneus
of or belonging to elephants; made with ivory, ivory
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Physaria eburniflora Rollins
echinus
echini
spiny
echinusechinnoun/mεχινοϛ
sea-urchin; hedgehog
Astracantha echinus (DC.) Podlech
edulis
edulis
edule
edible
eduliseduladjedible
Cirsium edule Nutt.
Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E.Br.
effusus
effusa
effusum
loose
effususeffusadjscattered, spread out, loose, disheveled
Cerasus effusa Host
Eriogonum effusum Nutt.
Juncus effusus L.
elatior
elatior
elatius
higher
comparative of elatuselatadjexalted, lofty, high
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
Primula elatior (L.) Hill
Arrhenatherum elatius (L.) J.& K. Presl
elatus
elata
elatum
high
elatuselatadjexalted, lofty, high
Stanleya elata M.E.Jones
Allium elatum Regel
Aster elatus (Greene) Cronq.
elegans
elegans
elegans
elegant
eleganselegantadjchoice, neat, elegant; luxurious, too nice
Calochortus elegans Pursh
Aira elegantissima Schur
elegantior
elegantior
elegantius
more elegant
comparative of eleganselegantadjchoice, neat, elegant; luxurious, too nice
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
Amygdalaria elegantior (H. Magn.) Hertel & Brodo
elegantissimus
elegantissima
elegantissimum
most elegant
superlative of eleganselegantadjchoice, neat, elegant; luxurious, too nice
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Euonymus elegantissimus Loes. & Rehder
elegantulus
elegantula
elegantulum
elegant (diminutive)
eleganselegantadjchoice, neat, elegant; luxurious, too nice
ulusuladjadjective suffix for adjectives: diminutive
Aquilegia elegantula Greene
Hymenophyllum elegantulum Bosch
Erigeron elegantulus Greene
elephantipes
elephantipedes
elephant's foot
elephaselephantnoun/mελεφαϛ
elephant
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
pespednoun/mfoot; claw
Dioscorea elephantipes (L'Her.) Engl.
ellipticus
elliptica
ellipticum
elliptic
ellipticusellipticadjelleipsis
ελλειψιϛ, εωϛ
deficiency, defect
Abronia elliptica A.Nels.
Bombax ellipticum Kunth
Penstemon ellipticus Coult. & Fisher
elongatus
elongata
elongatum
elongated
elongatuselongatpparelongare
to prolong
Androsace elongata L.
Eritrichium elongatum (Rydb.) Wight
Podocarpus elongatus (Aiton) L'Her. ex Pers.
emarginatus
emarginata
emarginatum
with notched margin
eepreex
without, not, lacking, from out
marginatusmarginatpparmarginato
to furnish with a border; to border, enclose with a margin
Abrotanella emarginata (Cass. ex Gaudich.) Cass.
Corispermum emarginatum Rydb.
Euxolus emarginatus A. Braun & Bouche