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

By: AW Smith(Author)

408 pages, no illustrations

Dover Publications

Paperback | Jan 1997 | #198249 | ISBN: 0486297152
Availability: In stock
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About this book

This compact dictionary, first published in 1963, combines 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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