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A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins

By: AW Smith

Dover Publications

Paperback | Jan 1997 | #198249 | ISBN: 0486297152
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First compact dictionary to combine definitions of botanical names in general usage with information on their derivation and guides to pronunciation. A monumental index provides a cross-reference from some 1,800 common plant names to corresponding botanical ones. Combines thoroughness, botanical rigor, and interesting facts and lore--all leavened with touches of humor.


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