Presents a dictionary of botanical epithets. Includes a listing of epithets, the definition, stem, type and gender, and meaning. Notes that the epithets are largely taken from alpine plant nursery catalogs and seed lists of the North American Rock Garden Society.
A Dictionary of Epithets Classified According to Their English Meaning
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Comprising some 4000 terms, defined and illustrated, "Gradus" calls upon the resources of linguistics, poetics, semiotics, socio-criticism, rhetoric, pragmatics, combining them in ways which enable readers quickly to comprehend the codes and conventions which together make up 'literarity.'