Property:Etymology

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Abelmoschus +Presumably Arabic habb-el-misk, musk seed, alluding to scented seeds  +
Abies +Latin name of a European fir  +
Abietinella +Latin abietis, of conifer genus Abies, and - ella, diminutive, alluding to habit aspect  +
Abildgaardia +for Peder Chritian Abildgaard, 1740–1801, Danish professor of verterinary medicine  +
Abronia +Greek abros, de licate or graceful  +
Abutilon +probably Arabic abu, father of, and Persian tula or tulha, mallow  +
Acaena +Greek akaina, thorn, alluding to barbed spines arising from wall of hypanthium  +
Acalypha +Greek akalephe, stinging nettle, from a-, without, kalos, good, and haphe, touch, alluding to some species resembling Urtica (though not stinging)  +
Acamptopappus +Greek akamptos, stiff or unbending, and pappus, alluding to thick pappus elements  +
Acanthocereus +Greek akantha, thorn, and Cereus, a genus of cacti  +
Acanthoscyphus +Greek acantha, thorn, and scyphos, cup, alluding to awn on involucre  +
Acanthospermum +Greek acantha, prickle, and sperma, seed, alluding to prickly “fruits”  +
Acaulon +Greek a-, without, and kaulos, stalk or stem, alluding to stemless habit  +
Achillea +for Greek god Achilles, who is supposed to have used the plants to treat his wounds  +
Achlys +Greek Achlus, a god of night  +
Achyranthes +Greek achyron, chaff, and anthos, flower  +
Achyronychia +Greek achuron, chaff, and onyx, onychos, nail or fingernail, alluding to the chaffy sepals  +
Acleisanthes +alluding to lack of involucre  +, Greek a, without, cleis, thing that closes, and anthos, flower  +
Acmella +From a Singhalese name for a plant now known as Blainvillea acmella (Linnaeus) Philipson  +
Acoelorraphe +Greek a-, without, coelo, hollow, and raphe, in reference to shape of the seed  +
Aconitum +according to Pliny, the name "aconite" is taken from the ancient Black Sea port Aconis  +
Aconogonon +Greek acon, whetstone, and gone, seed, perhaps alluding to rough seeds  +
Acorus +Latin form of Greek akoron, presumably an ancient plant name  +
Acourtia +For Mrs. A’Court, a British amateur botanist  +
Acrocomia +Greek akron, summit, and kome, hairs of the head, in reference to the high crown of leaves  +, akrokomos, with leaves at the top, said especially of palms  +