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xorta?

Karalazos Vassilis vastrika at agro.auth.gr
Wed May 27 07:56:33 EST 1998


"xorta" are considered some species such as TARAXACUM OFFICINALE and SONHUS
OLEATSIUS

Kar.Vas.


m.lee wrote:

> 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?
> |
> | Nancy
>
> 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.
>
> ml






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