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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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esculenta is Latin (edible). [See Alaria esculenta, Colocasia esculenta, Dioscorea esculenta, Manihot esculenta, Platonia esculenta, Psoralea esculenta.]

esculentum is Latin (edible). [See Fagopyrum esculentum.]

esculentus is Latin (edible). [See Cyperus esculentus, Hibiscus esculentus.]

Eucharis [genus name] is derived from Greek eu- (well, good) and -charis (beauty, grace) components with reference to the flowers. [See Eucharis.]

Eucomis [genus name] is derived from Greek eu- (well, good) and -come (hair) components meaning. 'good head of hair' with reference to the green cap atop the flower-spike. [See Eucomis.]

Euonymus [genus name] is the Latin name for these shrubs and trees. For some authorities the Latin is derived from an ancient Greek name euonymon dendron (of good name), and for others from Greek eu- (well, good) and onomato- (name, good repute or fame, lucky) components, both in satirical reference to the plants' blemished reputation as being poisonous for animals. For yet others it is derived from Euonyme, in Greek mythology the mother of the Erinnyes (otherwise known as the Furies, the Greek spirits of vengeance or the dogs of Hades). [See Euonymus.]

europaea means 'of or from Europe'. [See Cuscuta europaea, Olea europaea, Salicornia europaea, Sanicula europaea, Tilia x europaea.]

europaeum means 'of or from Europe'. [See Asarum europaeum.]

europaeus means 'of or from Europe'. [See Euonymus europaeus, Lycopus europaeus, Trollius europaeus.]

Exacum [genus name] is derived, for some authorities, from Latin ex (out) and agere (to drive) components with reference to some of the purgative qualities of several of the species, and for others it is a corruption of Gallic exacon used originally for plants in the Centaurium genus. [See Exacum.]


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