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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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vagans is derived from Latin vagus (wandering, roving, roaming) meaning 'wandering or of wide distribution' with reference to an invasive habit. [See Erica vagans.]

vaginatum is derived from Latin vagina (sheath, scabbard). [See Eriophorum vaginatum.]

Valerianella [genus name] is the diminutive of the genus name Valeriana meaning 'little valerian'. [See Valerianella.]

Vanilla [genus name] is derived from Spanish vainilla (small sheath, pod), for which 'sheath' is vaina, with reference to the long and fleshy fruit pods. [See Vanilla.]

variegatum means 'variegated or irregularly coloured'. [See Codiaeum variegatum, Equisetum variegatum, Origanum vulgare 'Variegatum'.]

velutina means 'velvety or covered in fine short soft erect hairs'. [See Fraxinus velutina, Prosopis velutina, Quercus velutina, Regelia velutina.]

venenosum is derived from Latin venenum (poison) meaning 'very poisonous'. [See Physostigma venenosum.]

venusta is Latin venusta (beauty, loveliness, charm, attractiveness) meaning 'beautiful, graceful, charming and handsome'. [See Pyrostegia venusta.]

verniciflua means 'producing varnish'. [See Rhus verniciflua.]

vernix means 'varnish'. [See Rhus vernix.]


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