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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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Dioon [genus name] is derived from Greek di- (two, twice) and oo- (egg) components with reference to the seeds. [See Dioon.]

Diospyros [genus name] is a Greek name (originally used for other plants) derived from Greek dios (divine) and pyro- (grain, wheat. food, or fire) components meaning 'food for the gods'. [See Diospyros.]

diphylla is derived from Greek di- (two, twice) and phyllo- (leaf) components meaning 'two-leaved'. [See Cardamine diphylla, Jeffersonia diphylla, Mitella diphylla.]

diphyllum is derived from Greek di- (two, twice) and phyllo- (leaf) components meaning 'two-leaved'. [See Stylophorum diphyllum.]

Dipsacus [genus name] is a Greek name derived from Greek dipsa (thirst) with reference to the way in which the leaves join at their base to form a hollow that collects rainwater. [See Dipsacus.]

discolor is derived from Greek di- (two, twice) and Latin -color (colour) components meaning 'two-coloured or of two different and usually distinct colours'. [See Diospyros discolor.]

distichon is derived from Greek di- (two, twice) and -stichos (rank, row) components meaning 'in two rows'. [See Hordeum distichon.]

distichum is derived from Greek di- (two, twice) and -stichos (rank, row) components meaning 'in two rows'. [See Paspalum distichum, Taxodium distichum.]

diurnum is Latin (belonging to a day, lasting for a day) meaning 'day-flowering'. [See Cestrum diurnum.]

divinorum is derived from Latin divinus (divine) with reference to the hallucinogenic properties of these species. [See Salvia divinorum.]


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