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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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aquilinum is Latin (relating to an eagle) meaning 'eagle-like'. [See Pteridium aquilinum.]

arabica means 'of or from Arabia'. [See Coffea arabica.]

Arabis [genus name] is for many authorities of obscure origin but for others it is derived from the Country name of Arabia. [See Arabis.]

arachnoideum means 'with entangled hairs like a spider's web or web-like hairy appearance'. [See Sempervivum arachnoideum.]

Aralia [genus name] is for some authorities a corruption of a French-Canadian name aralie that itself may have been derived from a North American Indian name for the plant. [See Aralia.]

araucana means 'of or from the Arauco district in Chile' and, for some, also honours the Araucari Chilean Indian tribe. [See Araucaria araucana.]

Araucaria [genus name] refers for some botanists to one of the species in the genus, the South American monkey-puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) and honours the Araucaris, a central Chilean Indian tribe in whose territory the tree is native. [See Araucaria.]

arborea is derived from Latin arbor (tree) meaning 'tree-like or tending to be woody'. [See Amelanchier arborea, Erica arborea, Lavatera arborea.]

arborescens is derived from Latin arbor (tree) meaning 'tree-like or tending to be woody'. [See Artemisia arborescens, Colutea arborescens, Heliotropium arborescens, Hydrangea arborescens.]

arboreum is derived from Latin arbor (tree) meaning 'tree-like or tending to be woody'. [See Gossypium arboreum, Oxydendrum arboreum, Pithecellobium arboreum, Rhododendron arboreum, Vaccinium arboreum.]


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