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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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Capparis [genus name] is a classical Greek name for these plants. [See Capparis.]

caprea is derived from Latin caper (he-goat) meaning 'of goats' with reference to the past use of the leaves as goat fodder. [See Salix caprea.]

capreolata is derived from Latin capreoli- (tendril) meaning ‘bearing tendrils’. [See Bignonia capreolata.]

caprifolium is derived from Latin capri- (goat, she-goat) and -folia (leaved) components meaning 'goat's leaf' with reference to a conviction that goats liked to eat the leaves of this species (as much as any other in the genus). [See Lonicera caprifolium.]

Capsella [genus name] is derived from Latin capsa (box, case) with reference to the seed pods. [See Capsella.]

carambola is derived from a northern Indian name for the fruit kamranga (itself developed from Sanskrit karmara meaning 'food appetizer'). [See Averrhoa carambola.]

Cardamine [genus name] is derived from Greek kardamon (a cress) that itself is thought to have come from Greek cardio- (heart) and damao (to subdue) components. [See Cardamine.]

Cardaminopsis [genus name] is a diminutive form of the genus name Cardamine. [See ....]

Cardaria [genus name] is derived from a Greek word meaning 'heart-shaped' with reference to the shape of part of the fruit. [See ... .]

cardinalis means 'scarlet or cardinal red'. [See Lobelia cardinalis.]


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