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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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sisalana means 'of or from the port of Sisal on the Mexican coast'. [See Agave sisalana.]

sisarum is a corruption of Arabic dgizer (carrot). [See Sium sisarum.]

Sisymbrium [genus name] is derived from a Greek name sisymbrion used for several plants. [See Sisymbrium.]

Sisyrinchium [genus name] is a classical Greek name for a different plant, possibly meaning 'swine snout' with reference to past use of roots as a pig delicacy. [See Sisyrinchium.]

sitchensis means 'of or from Sitka Island (now Baranof Island) in south-eastern Alaska'. [See Picea sitchensis, Romanzoffia sitchensis.]

Sium [genus name] is derived for some authorities from Celtic siu (water) and was a classical Greek name sion for a marsh plant. [See Sium.]

Smilacina [genus name] is derived from the genus name Smilax meaning 'like plants in that (sarsaparilla) genus'. [See ... .]

Smilax [genus name] is a classical Greek name of obscure meaning. For some authorities the ancient Greeks used the word smilax in connection with poisonous plants, and for others it is derived from smile (cutting, scratching) with reference to the plant's prickles.

Sometimes mis-named flowers sold by florists belong to the related Asparagus genus. [See Smilax.]

Sarcocephalus is derived from Greek sarco- (flesh) and cephalo- (head) components with reference to the fleshy fruiting heads. [See Sarcocephalus.]

Smyrnium [genus name] is a corruption of a Greek name smyrnion itself derived from smyrna (myrrh) with reference to the smell. [See Smyrnium.]


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