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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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Chelidonium [genus name] is derived from Greek chelidono- (swallow) as it was said that the flowers bloom as the swallow arrives and fade when it leaves. [See Chelidonium.]

Chelone [genus name] is Greek (tortoise, turtle) comparing the shape of the flowers to a turtle's head. [See Chelone.]

Chenopodium [genus name] is derived from Greek cheno- (goose) and pous or podion (little foot) components with reference to the shape of the leaves, and is often referred to as the goosefoot genus.

In the mid-1980s it was reported that then recent eastern European research had found evidence of anabolic steroids, used in body-building, in species in this genus. [See Chenopodium.]

cherimola (and the common name Cherimoya) is derived from a local Peruvian name for the plant chirimuya. [See Annona cherimola.]

Chiastophyllum [genus name] is derived from Greek chiasmato- (arranged diagonally, crosswise) and phyllo- (leaf) components with reference to the opposite paired leaves. [See ... .]

Chilopsis [genus name] is derived from Greek cheilos (lip) and -opsis (likeness) components with reference to the shape of the flowers. [See Chilopsis.]

Chimaphila [genus name] is derived from Greek cheimo- (Winter) and philo- (loving) components with reference to the evergreen habit. [See Chimaphila.]

Chimonanthus [genus name] is derived from Greek cheimo- (Winter) and antho- (flower) components. [See Chimonanthus.]

china means 'of or from China'. [See Smilax china.]

chinense means 'of or from China'. [See Lycium chinense.]


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