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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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bohemica means 'of or from Bohemia (once western Czechoslovakia now part of the Czech Republic)'. [See Gagea bohemica.]

bokariensis means 'of or from Bukhara (once Bokhara), the fifth-largest city in Uzbekistan'. [See Prunus bokariensis.]

boldus is a corruption of a local Chilean name boldu. [See Peumus boldus.]

Bombax [genus name] is a corruption of Greek bombyx (silk) with reference to the fluffy silky hairs inside the capsular fruit. [See Bombax.]

bonduc is an Arabic name for hazelnut (Corylus avellana) with which the fruit of the nicker bean is compared. [See Caesalpinia bonduc.]

Borago [genus name] is for some authorities of uncertain origin, and for others is derived from Latin borra or burra (rough hair, hairy garment) with reference to the texture of the leaves. [See Borago.]

Borassus [genus name] is derived from Greek borassos with reference to partially developed spikes of flowers (spadix) on these palms. [See Borassus.]

boreale is derived from Greek boreo (north) meaning 'northern'. [See Galium boreale, Polygonum boreale.]

borealis is derived from Greek boreo (north) meaning 'northern'. [See Clintonia borealis, Erigeron borealis, Linnaea borealis.]

botrys is Greek (bunch — of grapes, cluster) with reference to the flower clusters. [See Chenopodium botrys.]


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