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ossifragum is derived from Latin ossis (bone) and frango (brittle, breakable, crumbly, loose) components meaning 'bone-breaking' with reference to a past belief that bog asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum) was responsible for the brittle bones of cattle (or other animals) that ate it. [See Narthecium ossifragum.]

Osteospermum [genus name] is derived from Greek osteo- (bone) and -sperma (seed, seeded) components. [See Osteospermum.]

ostruthium is derived from Latin struthiocamelus (ostrich) with reference to the feathery foliage. [See Peucedanum ostruthium.]

Otanthus [genus name] is derived from Greek oto- (ear) and antho- (flower) components. [See Otanthus.]

ovalifolium is derived from Latin ovatus (oval) and -folia (leaved) components meaning 'oval leaved'. [See Ligustrum ovalifolium.]

ovatum is derived from Latin ovum (egg) meaning 'egg-shaped'. [See Canarium ovatum.]

Oxalis [genus name] is derived from Greek oxys- (acid, sharp, sour) with reference to the leaves' sharp acidic taste and is a Greek name for sorrel. [See Oxalis.]

oxycedrus is derived from Greek oxy- (sharp, acute) and the genus name Cedrus components meaning 'pointed cedar'. [See Juniperus oxycedrus.]

Oxydendrum [genus name] is derived from Greek oxys- (acid, sharp, sour) and dendro- (tree) components with reference to the bitter-tasting foliage. [See Oxydendrum.]

Oxyria [genus name] is derived from Greek oxy- (sharp, acute) with reference to the acid-tasting sap in the leaves. [See Oxyria.]


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