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nidus is Latin meaning 'nest'. [See Asplenium nidus.]

nidus-avis are Latin words (nest and bird respectively) meaning 'bird's nest' with reference to the mass of twisted fleshy, pale brown roots. [See Neottia nidus-avis.]

Nigella [genus name] is derived from Latin niger (black) with reference to the colour of the seeds. [See Nigella.]

niger means 'black'. [See Helleborus niger, Hyoscyamus niger.]

nigra means 'black'. [See Ballota nigra, Betula nigra, Brassica nigra, Centaurea nigra, Dalbergia nigra, Juglans nigra, Morus nigra, Phyllostachys nigra, Pinus nigra, Populus nigra, Populus nigra var. italica, Prosopis nigra, Prunus nigra, Quercus nigra, Salix nigra, Sambucus nigra.]

nilotica means 'of or from the Nile valley'. [See Acacia nilotica.]

nitens is Latin (shining, bright, glittering). [See Anthoxanthum nitens, Pterogyne nitens.]

nivalis is Latin (snowy, of snow) meaning 'snow-white or growing near snow'. [See Galanthus nivalis, Pyrus nivalis, Ranunculus nivalis, Rumex nivalis.]

nivea is Latin (snowy, of snow) meaning 'snow-white or growing near snow'. [See Boehmeria nivea.]

niveus is Latin (snowy, of snow) meaning 'snow-white or growing near snow'. [See Croton niveus.]


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