Definitions

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  • adj. Elmer (attributive); used in taxonomic names for organisms that often have English names of the form "Elmer's ..."

Etymologies

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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Elmer, but especially to botanist Adolph Daniel Edward Elmer.

Examples

  • These include the purplish-blue S. bellum and S. graminoides; the larger purple flowers of S. 'Devon Skies'; the vivid purples of S. idahoense; the pretty yellows of S. californicum (yellow-eyed grass) and S. elmeri and the pure white of S. idahoense 'Album.'

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