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Re: Plant Names

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Saturday, October 2, 1999, 3:21
On Wed, 29 Sep 1999 21:47:02 -0700, Barry Garcia
<Barry_Garcia@...> wrote:

>>The Texas bluebonnet is also a lupine (Lupinus texensis), with a deep =
>>color; the Tirelat name "gulelhom" is a sort of multilingual play on >>words, >>since "lupine" also means "wolf-like" in English and "gul" is the =
>>word for "wolf". > >Cool! I thought of that but then I thought the common name was specific >ONLY to L. nanus.
It may be. I've never heard any name but "bluebonnet" used for L. = texensis. Tirelat words, though, have a dual purpose of representing a unique = species and a larger group of related species, so "gulelhom" in the broader sense includes the whole genus Lupinus (as for instance in English, "starling" can either refer to a certain species, Sturnus vulgaris, or any member of the starling family). --=20 languages of Kolagia---> = +---<>--- Thryomanes /"If all Printers were determin'd not to print = any (Herman Miller) / thing till they were sure it would offend no = body, moc.oi @ rellimh <-/ there would be very little printed." -Ben = Franklin