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balsamifera is derived from Latin balsamum (sweet-smelling balsam gum) and -fer (bearing, carrying) components meaning 'balsam-bearing, balsamic or like balsam'. [See Amyris balsamifera, Blumea balsamifera, Populus balsamifera.]

Balsamita [genus name] is derived from Latin balsamum (sweet-smelling balsam) with reference to the aromatic leaves. [See ....]

balsamum is derived from Latin balsamum (sweet-smelling balsam gum) meaning 'balsam-bearing, balsamic or like balsam'. [See Myroxylon balsamum, Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae.]

balticus means 'of or from the area of the Baltic Sea'. [See Juncus balticus.]

bambos is derived from a local Malayan name. [See Bambusa bambos.]

Baptisia [genus name] is derived from Greek bapto (to dye) with reference to the use of some of the species for dyeing.

Members of this family (Leguminosae) absorb nitrogen from the air. Through the bacterial nodules on their deep growing roots, they will introduce nitrogen to the soil (and aerate it) to the benefit of neighbouring plants and any following them in the same soil. [See Baptisia.]

barbadense means 'of or from Barbados (West Indies)'. [See Gossypium barbadense.]

barbata is Latin (beard) meaning 'bearded (with long weak hairs)'. [See Usnea barbata.]

barbatus is Latin (beard) meaning 'bearded (with long weak hairs)'. [See Dianthus barbatus.]

basilicum is derived from Greek basileo- (king) meaning 'royal or princely' with reference for some authorities to the classical practice that required the plant to be harvested only by the supreme ruler and for others to reputed healing properties. [See Ocimum basilicum, Ocimum basilicum var. citriodorum, Ocimum basilicum var. minimum, Ocimum basilicum var. purpurascens.]


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