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Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

  A suffix converting nouns into adjectives expressing closely resemblance to the noun  

Such compounds adjective are readily formed whenever convenient, and several, as paperlike, (like a paper) leaflike, (like a leaf) tuberlike, (like a tuber) etc. are used in this botanical glossary, although, in some cases, not entered in the vocabulary. Such combinations as bell-like, ball-like, etc., are hyphened.

For example, paper-like, leaf-like, scale-like, tree-like, etc., )





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