Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

glycyphyllos - gnidius

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

glycyphyllos
glycyphyllos
glycyphyllon
sweet leaved
glycysglycyadjγλυκυϛ
sweet, delightful, lovely
phyllonphyllnoun/nφυλλον
leaf; foliage
osadjοϛ
adjectival suffix
Astragalus glycyphyllos L.
glycyrrhiza
glycyrrhizai
sweet root
glycysglycyadjγλυκυϛ
sweet, delightful, lovely
rrcnctρ
sometimes the Greek aspirated 'r' is rrh and sometimes rh in the Latin transliteration
rhizarhiznoun/fριζα
root; stem, origin
Polypodium glycyrrhiza D.C.Eat.
glyptocarpus
glyptocarpa
glyptocarpum
sculpted seed
glyptosglyptadjγλυπτοϛ
scultupred, engraved, carved
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
Allocarya glyptocarpa Piper
Plagiobothrys glyptocarpus (Piper) I.M. Johnston
glyptospermus
glyptosperma
glyptospermum
sculpted seed
glyptosglyptadjγλυπτοϛ
scultupred, engraved, carved
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
Chamaesyce glyptosperma (Engelm.) Small
glyptostroboides
glyptostroboides
glyptostroboides
Glyptostrobus like
glyptostrobusglyptostrobnoun/mglyptos
γλυπτοϛ
scultupred, engraved, carved
strobos
στροβοϛ
a top
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Metasequoia glyptostroboides Hu & W.C.Cheng
gnidius
gnidia
gnidium
of or pertaining to Gnidus
gnidiusgnidiadjGnidius
Κνιδοϛ
of or pertaining to the city Gnidus (Cnido on the Aegean in present day Turkey)
Daphne gnidium L.