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Dictionary of plant lore

Author: Donald Watts
Publisher: Oxford : Academic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"Many plant names derive from superstition, folk lore, or primal beliefs. Other names are purely descriptive and can serve to explain the meaning of the botanical name. Still other names come from literary sources providing rich detail of the transmission of words through the ages." "From the common red poppy known as "Blind Man" to Beauty-Berry, a beautiful American shrub, this guide provides the most comprehensive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nomenclature
Dictionaries
Nomenclature Dictionaries
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Watts
ISBN: 9780123740861 012374086X
OCLC Number: 123113417
Notes: Previous edition: published as Elsevier's dictionary of plant names and their origins. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2000.
Description: ix, 471 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: 30,000 plant names listed in alphabetical order and cross referenced
Responsibility: D.C. Watts.
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Knowledge of plant names can give insight into largely forgotten beliefs. This title contains over 30,000 vernacular and literary English names of plants. It is suitable for plant scientists,  Read more...

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