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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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Areca [genus name] is a corruption of a native Malabar (south-west Indian coast) name areec for betel nut (Areca catechu). [See Areca.]

Arenga [genus name] is a corruption of a Malayan name for these palms areng. [See Arenga.]

Arethusa [genus name] honours the wood nymph Arethusa, one of the fifty daughters of the Old Man of the Sea (Nereus). When the river god Alpheus fell in love with Arethusa, according to one version, the golden haired nereid escaped his pursuit and took refuge on the island of Sicily where the Greek moon goddess and huntress Artemis (for the Romans Diana) changed her into a spring. Another description suggests that Artemis transformed Arethusa into a stream which, after running under the sea, emerged on the island of Sicily in the form of a fountain. [See Arethusa.]

Argemone [genus name] is for some authorities derived from Greek argemon (cataract, white spot of the eye) or argos (slothful, lazy) and is a Greek name for a poppy-like plant, and for others it is a Latin plant name.

Plants in this genus were once supposed to be able to cure cataract.[See Argemone.]

argemone is derived from the genus name Argemone meaning 'like plants in that genus'. [See Papaver argemone.]

argentea means 'silvery or silvered'. [See Celosia argentea, Myristica argentea, Potentilla argentea, Shepherdia argentea.]

argentatum means 'silvery or silvered'. [See Parthenium argentatum.]

arguta means 'sharply toothed or notched'. [See Actinidia arguta.]

aria is derived from Latin aries (battering ram, prop, beam) and is an old Latin name for the common whitebeam (Sorbus aria). [See Sorbus aria.]

arietinum means 'like ram's horns or a ram's head'. [See Cicer arietinum.]


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