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Angelica [genus name] was part of a medieval Latin name for the plant Herba angelica meaning 'angel's plant' with reference to one of the legends explaining how man learnt of angelica's healing properties from an angel. [See Angelica.]

anglica means 'of or from England'. [See Drosera anglica, Genista anglica, Potentilla anglica.]

angolensis means 'of or from Angola'. [See Pterocarpus angolensis, Pycnanthus angolensis.]

Angostura [genus name] is the original name of the Venezuelan town of Ciudad Bolivar particularly associated with the tincture obtained from the bark of Angostura (Angostura cuspara). [See Angostura.]

Angraecum [genus name] is a corruption of a Malay name angurek for plants such as orchids that grow independently on other plants. [See Angraecum.]

angularis is derived from Latin angulus (angle, a corner) meaning 'angular'. [See Sabatia angularis, Vigna angularis.]

angustifolium is derived from Latin angusti- (narrow) and -folia (leaved) components. [See Chamerion angustifolium, Eriophorum angustifolium.]

anisum is an old name for anise (or aniseed). [See Pimpinella anisum.]

annotinum is Latin (last year's) meaning 'one year old or of the previous year' with reference to the ..... . [See Lycopodium annotinum.]

annua means 'annual'. [See Adonis annua, Lunaria annua, Melilotus alba var. annua, Mercurialis annua, Poa annua.]


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