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Latin names Dictionary

Scientific names are also known as Latin names as they are often formed by Latin words and follow the grammar rules of Latin. Latin words usually bear meanings. Here are some examples:

Here are a few examples:
Plant characters - discolor, lanceolata, hirta
Persons - Bauhinia, shiuyingiana
Places - hongkongensis, chinensis, japonica
Name combination: Triticale (Triticum + Secale)
Time: autumnale, nocturna
Perception: formosa, mirabilis, amabilis
Direction: australe, occidentalis, orientalis
Feeling: acida, odoratus, saccharatus, salsa
Uses: insectifer, cathartica
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