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olusatrum is derived from Latin holus (potherb) and ater (black, dark) components meaning 'black herb' with reference to the black seeds, and is the Latin name. [See Smyrnium olusatrum.]

omorika is a local Austrian name for the Serbian spruce (Picea omorika). [See Picea omorika.]

Omphalodes [genus name] is derived from Greek omphalo- (navel) and -oides (like) components with reference to the shape of the seed that has one side hollowed out in a shape reminiscent of a human navel. [See Omphalodes.]

Oncoba [genus name] is a corruption of an Arabic name for these shrubs and trees, onkob. [See Oncoba.]

onites is a Greek name for Pot marjoram (Origanum onites). [See Origanum onites.]

Onoclea [genus name] is most likely to be derived for authorities from Greek onos (vessel) and cleio (to close) components, with reference to the tightly rolled fertile fronds that enclose the spore cases, and less likely from a Greek plant name onokleia. [See Onoclea.]

Ononis [genus name] is derived from Greek ono- (ass) and is a classical Greek name for the plant.

Members of this family (Leguminosae) absorb nitrogen from the air. Through the bacterial nodules on their deep growing roots, they will introduce nitrogen to the soil (and aerate it), to the benefit of neighbouring plants and any following them in the same soil. [See Ononis.]

Onopordum [genus name] is a corruption of a Greek name onopordon that for some authorities is derived from Greek ono- (ass) and perdo (to consume) components with reference to asses eating thistle foliage. Others suggest Greek porde (break wind, fart) with reference to the plant's effect on donkeys. [See Onopordum.]

oocarpa is derived from Greek oo- (egg) and carpo- (fruit) components meaning 'egg-shaped fruit'. [See Pinus oocarpa.]

opaca means 'dull or opaque, not shining'. [See Ilex opaca.]


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