Stearn's dictionary of plant names for gardeners

a handbook on the origin and meaning of the botanical names of some cultivated plants

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Stearn's dictionary of plant names for gardeners

a handbook on the origin and meaning of the botanical names of some cultivated plants

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"Countless plants have been assigned Latin botanical names since Linnaeus instituted modern botanical nomenclature in 1753, and many have aroused the curiosity of gardners. What do these names signify? What characteristics do they describe? Who are the plants named after?".

"In this book, William T. Stearn gives the meaning and origin of some 6000 botanical names, selecting those most likely to be encountered by gardeners and horticulturists. No other single source provides so much etymological information for the gardener. Also listed are 3000 of the most widely accepted vernacular names, cross-indexed to their correct scientific names. Each of these dictionary sections is prefaced by an informative and entertaining introduction.

Plant classification and binomial nomenclature are explained, and there are notes on the structure and pronunciation of botanical Latin. Extensive bibliographies direct the reader to further sources."--BOOK JACKET.

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English
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363

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Cover of: Stearn's Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners
Stearn's Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners
October 10, 2002, Cassell Reference, Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Hardcover - 3Rev Ed edition
Cover of: Stearn's Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners
Stearn's Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners: A Handbook on the Origin and Meaning of the Botanical Names of Some Cultivated Plants
November 1, 2002, Timber Press, Incorporated
Paperback in English - 2 edition
Cover of: Stearn's Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners
Stearn's Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners: A Handbook on the Origin and Meaning of the Botanical Names of Some Cultivated Plants
June 1996, Cassell, UNKNO, Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Paperback in English - N.e.of 2r.e. edition
Cover of: Stearn's dictionary of plant names for gardeners

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London

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 330-332) and index.
Rev. ed. of: A gardener's dictionary of plant names by Archibald William Smith. 1972.

Genre
Nomenclature., Dictionaries., Dictionaries
Other Titles
Dictionary of plant names for gardeners

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
580/.3
Library of Congress
QK11 .S56 1992, MLCM 93/7620 (Q)

The Physical Object

Pagination
363 p. :
Number of pages
363

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1493710M
ISBN 10
0304341495
LCCN
93167782
Library Thing
800074
Goodreads
5397792

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