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