Weeds and Words: The Etymology of the Scientific Names of Weeds and Crops

Weeds and Words: The Etymology of the Scientific Names of Weeds and Crops

by Robert L. Zimdahl
     
 

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An analysis of the evolution of scientific names for 228 weed species from 57 families, and 35 crops from 15 families. The text for each species includes the binomial scientific name with authority, a pronunciation guide, the common English name, and the etymology of the binomial name with the language of origin. Each etymology is followed by a narrative to help explain the relationship of the name to the plant. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780813801285
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1989
Pages:
146

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