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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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viscosum is derived from Latin viscum (bird-lime) meaning 'sticky or clammy like bird-lime from mistletoe (Viscum) berries'. [See Rhododendron viscosum.]

vitalba is made up of Latin vitis (vine) and alba (white) components meaning 'white vine'.[See Clematis vitalba.]

Vitellaria [genus name] is derived from Latin vitellus (egg yolk) with reference to the yellow-coloured part of the plant. [See Vitellaria.]

Vitex [genus name] is derived for some authorities from Latin vincio (to bind, tie round) and for others from vieo (to plait, weave together), and is a classical Latin name for chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus). [See Vitex.]

vittata is derived from Latin vittata (striped, bound with a fillet) meaning 'longitudinally (or lengthwise) striped'. [See Pteris vittata.]

viviparum is derived from Latin vivus (living, alive) component meaning 'bearing live young'. [See Polygonum viviparum.]

volubilis is Latin (revolving, twisting round, rolling) meaning 'twining'. [See Petrea volubilis.]

vomitoria is derived from Latin vomitum (to vomit) meaning 'causing vomiting'. [See Ilex vomitoria, Rauvolfia vomitoria.]

vulgatum means 'common'. [See Ophioglossum vulgatum.]

vulvaria is derived from Latin vulvarius (foul smell). [See Chenopodium vulvaria.]


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