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In addition to searching through the individual botanical definitions you may now benefit also from browsing the extensive information gleaned through our research. This list has been compiled in alphabetic order according to the genus or species..

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Daucus [genus name] is derived from its classical Greek name, and is a Latin name for 'carrot'. [See Daucus.]

decidua means 'deciduous'. [See Capparis decidua, Larix decidua.]

Decodon [genus name] is derived from Greek deka- (ten) and odonto- (tooth) components. [See Decodon.]

decurrens means 'running down' with reference to how the base of the leaves gradually merge with the stem. [See Calocedrus decurrens.]

decussata is derived from Latin decusso (to divide crosswise) meaning 'paired leaves (one pair at right angles to the next)'. [See Melaleuca decussata.]

deliciosa means 'delicious tasting' with reference to the fruit. [See Monstera deliciosa.]

Delphinium [genus name] is a corruption of Greek delphinion (a name for some annual species of these plants found in Greece which are today part of the Consolida genus). The name delphinion is itself derived from Greek delphino- (dolphin) with reference to a perceived shape of the flower's spur ie. a dolphin's head. [See Delphinium.]

deltoidea is derived from Greek delto- (triangular, three angled) and -oides (like) components meaning 'like the shape of the Greek letter delta' with reference to leaf shape. [See Aubrieta deltoidea.]

deltoides is derived from Greek delto- (triangular, three angled) and -oides (like) components meaning 'like the shape of the Greek letter delta' with reference to leaf shape. [See Populus deltoides.]

demersum means 'submerged or under water'. [See Ceratophyllum demersum.]


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