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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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barbatus is Latin (beard) meaning 'bearded (with long weak hairs)'. [See Dianthus barbatus.]

basilicum is derived from Greek basileo- (king) meaning 'royal or princely' with reference for some authorities to the classical practice that required the plant to be harvested only by the supreme ruler and for others to reputed healing properties. [See Ocimum basilicum, Ocimum basilicum var. citriodorum, Ocimum basilicum var. minimum, Ocimum basilicum var. purpurascens.]

beccabunga is an old name for brooklime. [See Veronica beccabunga.]

Belamcanda [genus name] is a corruption of a local east Asian Malayalam name balamtandam for leopard lily, Belamcanda chinensis. [See ... .]

belladonna is Italian meaning 'beautiful or pretty lady'. [See Amaryllis belladonna, Atropa belladonna.]

Bellis [genus name] is for some authorities Latin bellis (pretty, charming), and for others it is derived from Latin bellum (war) with reference to its use for healing wounds suffered in conflict. [See Bellis.]

benedictus means 'well spoken of or blessed'. [See ... .]

benghalensis means 'of or from Bengal, India'. [See Ficus benghalensis.]

benjamina is derived from an Indian name benjan. [See Ficus benjamina.]

Benincasa [genus name] commemorates an Italian botanist, Count Giuseppe Benincasa, who was a founder of the Botanic Garden in Pisa. He died in 1596. [See Benincasa.]


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