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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.]

armeniaca means 'of or from Armenia in western Asia'. [See Prunus armeniaca, Prunus armeniaca var. dasycarpa.]

Armeria [genus name] is not only a corruption of an old French name armoires for a species of Dianthus possibly Deptford pink (Dianthus armeria) but also an old Latin name for the sea pink (Armeria maritima). (It is the Dianthus genus that includes the pink and carnation, Dianthus plumarius and Dianthus caryophyllus respectively.) [See Armeria.]

armeria is not only a corruption of an old French name armoires for a species of Dianthus possibly Deptford pink (Dianthus armeria) but also an old Latin name for the sea pink (Armeria maritima). (It is the Dianthus genus that includes the pink and carnation, Dianthus plumarius and Dianthus caryophyllus respectively.) [See Dianthus armeria.]

Armoracia [genus name] is derived from an ancient Latin name for Brittany Armorica and is also a classical Latin name for a plant related to horseradish (Armoracia rusticana). [See Armoracia.]

Arnica [genus name] is derived for some authorities from Greek arnakis or arnion (lamb's skin, lamb) with reference to the soft-textured leaves, and for others it is a classical name for arnica (Arnica montana) of uncertain background. [See Arnica.]

aromatica is derived from Greek aroma (spice) meaning 'aromatic, fragrant or scented'. [See Dryobalanops aromatica, Rhus aromatica.]

aromaticum is derived from Greek aroma (spice) meaning 'aromatic, fragrant or scented'. [See Cinnamomum aromaticum, Syzygium aromaticum.]


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