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centifolia is derived from Latin centi- (hundred) and -folia (leaved) components meaning 'many leaved or with a hundred leaves or petals'. [See Rosa x centifolia.]

Centranthus [genus name] is derived from Greek -centron (spur, point) and antho- (flower) components. [See Centranthus.]

Centrosema [genus name] is derived from Greek -centron (spur, point) and -sema (a standard, mark) components with reference to the short spur on the flower.

Members of this family (Leguminosae) absorb nitrogen from the air. Through the bacterial nodules on their deep growing roots, they will introduce nitrogen to the soil (and aerate it) to the benefit of neighbouring plants and any following them in the same soil. [See Centrosema.]

cepa is derived for some authorities from Celtic cep (head), is said by some to mean 'headed', and is the Latin name for onion (often spelled caepa). [See Allium cepa, Allium cepa var. aggregatum, Allium cepa var. perutile, Allium cepa var. proliferum.]

Cephalanthera [genus name] is derived from Greek cephalo- (head) and anthera (anther, the stamen tip) components. [See Cephalanthera.]

Cephalanthus [genus name] is derived from Greek cephalo- (head) and antho- (flower) components with reference to the shape and arrangement of the flowers. [See Cephalanthus.]

Cephalocereus [genus name] is derived from Greek cephalo- (head) and the genus name Cereus components with reference to the woolly head formed on plants of flowering size. [See Cephalocereus.]

Cephalotus [genus name] is derived from Greek cephalo- (head) and Latin folliculus (a small sack, bag) components with reference to the stamens' glandular heads. [See Cephalotus.]

cerasifera is derived from the species name cerasus (from Prunus cerasus, dwarf or sour cherry) and Latin -fer (bearing, carrying) components meaning 'cherry-bearing'. [See Prunus cerasifera.]

cerasoides is made up of cerasus (Latin for cherry or cherry-tree) and Greek -oides (like) components meaning 'cherry-like'. [See Prunus cerasoides.]


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