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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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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.]

Arisaema [genus name] is made up of Greek aris or aron (arum) and haema (blood) components suggesting that plants in this genus and those in the Arum genus have a close relationship. In addition some authorities indicate that this might be a reference to the red-blotched leaves of some species. [See Arisaema.]

aristata means 'bearded, or with a stiff bristle-like awn with a long tapering tip' usually with reference to ..... . [See Berberis aristata, Pinus aristata.]

aristolochiaefolia is derived from the genus name Aristolochia and Latin -folia (leaved) components meaning 'with leaves like those of that genus'. [See Smilax aristolochiaefolia.]


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