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botanical name


the Latin scientific name of a plant


The botanical names are part of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN).'s 21st Century Lexicon
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  • I beg to apprise you at once that I do not remember the botanical name of any one single flower; so dont expect it.

    Miss Eden's Letters Emily Eden
  • Its botanical name was afterwards changed to Anagallis arvensis.

    Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams
  • The botanical name of the flower is Cypripedium, taken from Greek words meaning the shoe of Venus.

  • To him is due the honor of giving to our Californian poppy its botanical name.

    History of California Helen Elliott Bandini
  • The botanical name was given in honor of Lonicer, a German botanist, who died about three hundred years ago.

    Talks about Flowers. M. D. Wellcome
  • I give first the Kanarese and then the botanical name of each.

  • The botanical name is translated “rigid pine,” but the rigid refers to the leaves, not the wood.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • As it is a fairy plant I am afraid it is hopeless trying to find its botanical name.

    Indian Fairy Tales Anonymous
  • The bright upper surface of the leaf gives the species its botanical name.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The botanical name means “stone seed” and refers to the mature seeds which are hard, white and shining.

    Flowers of Mountain and Plain Edith S. Clements

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