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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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Aronia [genus name] is derived from aria a Greek name for common whitebeam (Sorbus aria) which has similar fruit. [See Aronia.]

Arracacia [genus name] is derived from a Spanish name for these plants. [See Arracacia.]

Artabotrys [genus name] is made up of Greek artao (to support) and -botrys (bunch — of grapes, cluster) components with reference to the tendril from which the fruit bunches hang. [See Artabotrys.]

Artemisia [genus name] honours for some authorities the Greek goddess Artemis, the huntress and goddess of chastity (also known to the Etruscans as Artume, and eventually known to the Romans as Diana). For others it commemorates Artemisia II (died c. 350 BC) who is believed to have been a botanist and medical researcher. Upon the death of her brother and husband Mausolus in 353-352 BC she succeeded him as queen of Caria and erected a monumental tomb (a so-called 'mausoleum') in his memory which was one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. [See Artemisia.]

artemisiifolia is made up of the genus name Artemisia and Latin -folia (leaved) components meaning 'with leaves like those of that genus'. [See Ambrosia artemisiifolia.]

Arthropodium [genus name] is made up of Greek arthro- (joint) and podion (little foot) components with reference to the flower stalks which are jointed in the middle. [See Arthropodium.]

articulata is derived from Latin articuli (joint, knuckle) meaning 'jointed'. [See Oxalis articulata.]

articulatus is derived from Latin articuli (joint, knuckle) meaning 'jointed'. [See Cyperus articulatus.]

Arum [genus name] is derived for some authorities from a classical Greek name for the plant aris or aron, and for others from Arabic ar (fire) with reference to the plant's burning taste. [See Arum.]

Aruncus [genus name] is a classical Greek name for these plants. [See Aruncus.]


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