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Narthecium [genus name] is derived from the diminutive of Greek narthex (rod) meaning 'small rod'. [See Narthecium.]

Nasturtium [genus name] is derived from Latin nasus tortus (twisted nose) with reference to pungent taste of this watercress genus. [See Nasturtium.]

natans is Latin (float, swim) meaning 'floating'. [See Fucus natans, Potamogeton natans, Trapa natans.]

Navarretia [genus name] commemorates a Spanish physician and naturalist, Francisco Fernandez Navarrete (died 1742), who was also a philospher and was a physician to Philip V of Spain (1683-1746). [See Navarretia.]

neapolitanum means 'of or from Naples, Italy'. [See Allium neapolitanum, Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum.]

nectarina is probably derived from Latin nectar (nectar, honey, sweet or pleasant drink) with reference to the sweetness of the fruit. [See Prunus persica var. nectarina.]

Nectaroscordum [genus name] is derived from Latin nectar (nectar, honey, sweet or pleasant drink) and Greek skorodon (garlic) components. [See ... .]

neglectum is derived from Latin neglego (to neglect, disregard) meaning 'overlooked or previously ignored'. [See Muscari neglectum.]

negundo refers to the leaf shape and is said to be derived ultimately from a Sanskrit and Bengali name. [See Acer negundo.]

Nelumbo [genus name] is a Sinhalese (Sri Lankan) name for lotus (Nelumbo nucifera). [See Nelumbo.]


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