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elatior means 'taller'. [See Aspidistra elatior, Primula elatior.]

elatum means 'tall'. [See Delphinium elatum.]

elatus means 'tall'. [See Cyrtanthus elatus, Hibiscus elatus.]

elegans is Latin (choice, fine, neat) meaning 'elegant'. [See Callisia gentlei var. elegans, Chamaedorea elegans, Ptychosperma elegans, Salvia elegans, Senecio elegans, Zinnia elegans.]

elegantissima is derived from Latin elegans (choice, fine, neat) meaning 'most elegant'. [See Schefflera elegantissima.]

Eleocharis [genus name] is derived from Greek helo- (marsh) and -charis (beauty, grace) components. [See Eleocharis.]

elephantipes means 'like an elephant's foot' with reference to the half-exposed tuber. [See Dioscorea elephantipes.]

Elettaria [genus name] is a corruption of a local name for cardamom elattari used on the Malabar Coast in south-western India. [See Elettaria.]

Eleusine [genus name] refers to Eleusis (an ancient city north-west of Athens), the place where the temple of Demeter, the Greek goddess of fertility and agriculture (for the Romans, Ceres) could be found and a focal point for Greek religion. [See Eleusine.]

elliptica means 'elliptic (with curved sides about twice that of the width and broadest in the middle) or oval' usually with reference to .... . [See Garrya elliptica, Paraderris elliptica, Pomaderris elliptica, Pyrola elliptica.]


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