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carduacea is derived from the genus name Carduus meaning 'thistle-like'. [See Salvia carduacea.]

cardunculus means 'like a small thistle'. [See Cynara cardunculus.]

Carduus [genus name] is a classical Latin name for 'thistle'. [See Carduus.]

Carex [genus name] is derived from Greek kairo (to cut) with reference to the sharp leaf edges of some of the species and it is also a classical Latin name for some species in this genus. [See Carex.]

caribaea means 'of or from the Caribbean, or the Lesser Antilles'. [See Pinus caribaea.]

Carica [genus name] is derived from Greek karike (a kind of fig) with reference to the similarity of the leaves to the common fig (Ficus carica). [See Carica.]

carica is derived from Caria (Asia Minor), the place from which for both Greeks and Romans the best figs were supposed to come. [See Ficus carica.]

carinata is derived from Latin carini- (keel) meaning ‘keeled (like a boat) or ridged’. [See Brassica carinata.]

Carissa [genus name] is a corruption of a local East Indian name for these shrubs. [See Carissa.]

Carlina [genus name] has a similar derivation to that of some of the common names of the Carline thistle ie. commemorating Charlemagne. [See Carlina.]


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