Botanical Latin Translations

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 84 - Hulls Cove, Maine  04644

(updated 8 March 2023)

Abies alba Mill.

Taxonomic history:
   1753: Linnaeus described this species as Pinus picea in Species Plantarum, 1st ed., p. 1001 of Ray Society 1957 facsimile.
   Today: The current name for this species is Abies alba Mill.

original Latin description
Pinus foliis solitariis emarginatis.

English translation
Pinus with leaves solitary [and] emarginate.

English translation with commentary
Pinus Pinus
with leaves foliis - ablative plural of second declension neuter noun folium, -i
solitary solitariis - ablative plural neuter of group A adjective solitarius, -a, -um; modifies foliis
[and] [added for smoother reading]
emarginate. emarginatis - ablative plural neuter of group A adjective emarginatus, -a, -um; modifies foliis

For a list of botanical Latin translations, please click here.   To return to the botanical Latin glossary, please click here.