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  • "Sarcococca, Sweet box, or Christmas box is a genus of 16-20 species of flowering plants in the family Buxaceae, native to eastern and southeastern Asia and the Himalaya. They are slow-growing evergreen shrubs 1-2 m tall. The leaves are borne alternately, 3-12 cm long and 1-4 cm broad. They bear fragrant flowers, often in winter. The fruit is a red or black drupe containing 1-3 seeds. Some species are cultivated for ground cover in shady areas." (Wikipedia)

    My (limited) knowledge of greek tells me it should mean something like meatballs. But that doesn't really seem right... says "kokkos, κόκκος (a kernel of seed)". Well, almost...

    February 16, 2012

  • Deinonychus, your comment reminded me of the word sarcocele (which I've just added to your meaty list).

    February 16, 2012

  • Thanks ruzuzu! It fits right in...

    February 16, 2012