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chrysophylla is derived from Greek chryso- (gold) and phyllo- (leaf) components. [See Chrysolepis chrysophylla.]

Chrysophyllum [genus name] is derived from Greek chryso- (gold) and phyllo (leaf) components with reference to the leaves' hairy golden-brown undersides. [See Chrysophyllum.]

Cicer [genus name] is a classical Latin name for chick pea (Cicer arietinum).

Members of this family (Leguminosae) absorb nitrogen from the air. Through the bacterial nodules on their deep growing roots, they will introduce nitrogen to the soil (and aerate it), to the benefit of neighbouring plants and any following them in the same soil. [See Cicer.]

Cichorium [genus name] is a corruption of an Arabian name for one of the plants in this genus and it is also a classical Latin name for chicory (Cichorium intybus) and endive (Cichorium endivia). [See Cichorium.]

Cicuta [genus name] is a classical Latin name for hemlock (Conium maculatum). [See Cicuta.]

ciliata is derived from Latin cilum (eyelash, eyelid) meaning 'edged with hairs or fringed with fine hairs'. [See Populus ciliata, Roella ciliata, Toona ciliata.]

ciliosa is derived from Latin cilum (eyelash, eyelid) meaning 'edged with hairs or fringed with fine hairs'. [See Lonicera ciliosa.]

Cimicifuga [genus name] is made up of Latin cimici- (bedbug) and fugio or fugo (to repel, drive away, put to flight) components with reference to stinking bugbane's (Actaea cimicifuga) use in the past (not least in Siberia) as an insect repellent for bedbugs (and stinking bugbane used to be in the Cimicifuga genus). [See ... .]

cimicifuga is derived from the genus name Cimicifuga meaning 'like plants in that genus'. [See Actaea cimicifuga.]

Cineraria [genus name] is derived from Latin cinereus (ash-grey) with reference to the leaves' greyish downy hairs. [See Cineraria.]


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