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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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acidus means 'acid or sour'. [See Phyllanthus acidus.]

Acmena [genus name] honours Acmena, a nymph of Venus. [See ... .]

Acorus [genus name] is derived from Greek a (without) and kore (pupil of the eye) components with reference to its use in the treatment of eye diseases and is the Latin name for both sweet-flag (Acorus calamus) and the yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus). [See Acorus.]

acre is derived from Latin acer (keen, pungent, sharp, cutting) meaning 'sharp or bitter-tasting'. [See Sedum acre.]

acris is derived from Latin acer (keen, pungent, sharp, cutting) meaning 'sharp or bitter-tasting'. [See Ranunculus acris.]

acrosticoides is made up of the genus name Acrostichum and Greek -oides (like) components meaning 'like ferns in that genus'. [See Polystichum acrosticoides.]

Actaea [genus name] is derived for some authorities from Greek aktea (elder, Sambucus genus) and for others from Greek aktara (a name for an elm, Ulmus) with reference to believed respective similarities of leaf. [See Actaea.]

Actinidia [genus name] is derived from Greek actino (ray) with reference to the flower's overall star-like shape and also to the arrangement of part of the flower's female reproductive organ. [See Actinidia.]

aculeata is derived from Latin aculeus (point, sting) meaning 'prickly' with reference to the ..... . [See Parkinsonia aculeata, Parmentiera aculeata, Pereskia aculeata.]

aculeatum is derived from Latin aculeus (point, sting) meaning 'prickly' with reference to the ..... . [See Polystichum aculeatum.]


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