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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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Triosteum [genus name] is derived from Greek tri- (three) and osteo- (bone) components with reference to the three very hard seeds. [See Triosteum.]

tripartita is made up of Latin tri- (three) and parti (part, portion, piece, share) components meaning 'three-parted'. [See Bidens tripartita.]

Triphora [genus name] is derived from Greek tri- (three) and -phoros (bearing, carrying) components with reference to, usually, three flowers to a stem. [See Triphora.]

tripteris is derived from Greek tri- (three) and -pteryx (wing) components. [See Coreopsis tripteris.]

Triteleia [genus name] is derived from Greek tri- (three) and teleio- (perfect, end) components with reference to the flower parts being in threes. [See Triteleia.]

trivialis is Latin (common, ordinary). [See Poa trivialis.]

Trollius [genus name] is derived for some authorities from Latin trulleum (basin, washing-basin), and for others from a Swiss-German common name for the flower trollblume, and yet others from German trol (globe, round object). [See Trollius.]

tuberosum means 'tuberous'. [See Allium tuberosum, Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum, Solanum tuberosum, Symphytum tuberosum.]

Tulipa [genus name] is a corruption of Persian or Arabian thoulyban, tulbend or tulipant or Turkish dulband (turban) with reference to the shape of the flower. [See Tulipa.]

tulipifera is made up of the genus name Tulipa and Latin -fer (bearing, carrying) components meaning 'tulip-bearing'. [See Liriodendron tulipifera.]


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