Nancy Terryn (nater at gengenp.rug.ac.be) wrote:
| hi netfriends,
| it is a bit of a strange question but does anybody know a plant called
| "xorta"? It appears in a greek text, so it might be something from
| Greece? The text says it is a herb with a bitter taste.
| Anybody an idea?
my comtemporary dictionary says "vegetables" ... you might want to
trundle over to sci.classics if it is indeed a classical text ...
I think Stearn's BOTANICAL LATIN includes a list of Greek roots as well
and there's also
Dictionary of Plant Names; Allen J. Coombes
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Botany ; Michael Allaby (Editor)
Index of Garden Plants : The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary
by Mark Griffiths
since Hortus Third is o.p.