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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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sphondylium is derived from Greek component sphondylo- (backbone). [See Heracleum sphondylium.]

spicant is derived from Latin spica (ear of corn, spike) meaning 'spiked or tufted'. [See Blechnum spicant.]

spicatum is derived from Latin spica (ear of corn, spike) meaning 'spiky, spiked or in spikes'. [See Acer spicatum, Myriophyllum spicatum, Phyteuma spicatum, Ribes spicatum.]

spicigera is derived from Latin spica (ear of corn, spike) and -ger (bearing, carrying) components meaning 'spike-bearing'. [See Satureja spicigera.]

Spigelia [genus name] commemorates a Flemish physician and anatomist, Adriaan van den Spiegel (1578-1625), who was a professor of anatomy and surgery at Padua. He was made a knight of St. Marcus. His published works include Isogoge in rem herbariam libri duo (claimed by some authorities to be the first botanical textbook), and De humani corporis Fabrica libri X tabulis aere icisis exornati. [See Spigelia.]

Spinacia [genus name] is derived for some authorities from Latin spina (thorn) with reference to the prickly seeds, and is a medieval Latin name, and for others it is a corruption of an Italian name spinace or Spanish espinaca. [See Spinacia.]

spinosa is Latin (thorn, spine) meaning 'spiny'. [See Aralia spinosa, Capparis spinosa, Oncoba spinosa, Ononis spinosa, Pallenis spinosa, Prunus spinosa.]

spinosissima is derived from Latin spina (thorn, spine) meaning 'most or very spiny'. [See Rosa spinosissima.]

spinosum is Latin (thorn, spine) meaning 'spiny'. [See Xanthium spinosum.]

spinosus is Latin (thorn, spine) meaning 'spiny'. [See Acanthus spinosus, Rhaphithamnus spinosus.]


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