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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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mollis is Latin (soft) meaning 'softly hairy or velvety tenderness'. [See Acanthus mollis, Crataegus mollis, Hamamelis mollis, Holcus mollis, Rosa mollis.]

mollissima is Latin (soft) meaning 'very soft'. [See Passiflora mollissima.]

Moneses [genus name] is derived from Greek mono- (one) and esis (a sending forth, delight) components meaning 'single delight' with reference to the attractive single flowers. [See Moneses.]

monilifera is derived from Latin monilis (necklace, collar) and -fer (bearing, carrying) components meaning 'with a necklace or strung like beads'. [See Chrysanthemoides monilifera.]

Monodora [genus name] is derived from Greek mono- (one) and doro- (gift) components with reference to the striking solitary flower. [See Monodora.]>

monogyna is derived from Greek mono- (one) and gyno- (female) components meaning 'with one ovary (or pistil)'. [See Crataegus monogyna.]

Monotropa [genus name] is derived from Greek mono- (one) and tropo- (change, turn) components meaning 'one turn or to one side'. [See Monotropa.]

monspeliensis means 'of or from Montpellier in southern France'. [See Polypogon monspeliensis.]

Monstera [genus name] is for some authorities of obscure origin, and for others it is derived from Latin monstruosa (strange, wonderful, monstrous) with reference to the oddly shaped leaves. [See Monstera.]

montana is derived from Latin mons (mountain) meaning 'of or from mountains'. [See Annona montana, Arnica montana, Centaurea montana, Clematis montana, Cystopteris montana, Satureja montana.]


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