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Elseviers Dictionary of Plant Lore

By D C Watts



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Author D C Watts
Binding Hardback
Date published 2007
Number of pages 471
Publisher Academic Press
ISBN / Item No. 9780123740861


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.

This guide provides the most comprehensive listing of terms from the plant world. Written for plant scientists, linguists, botanists, historians, and plant enthusiasts, Dictionary Of Plant Lore' lists 30,000 vernacular and literary english names of wild and cultivated plants, with name-meanings, detailed commentary on common usage, genesis and evolution.

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