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DENNSTAEDTIACEAE (OE, La)
A Fern Family(Le)
denn, = woodland pasture; possibly denoting ‘habitation of a wild beast’, ‘forest, haunt of wild beasts’; taeda, = a resinous species of pine-tree, the pitch-pine tree (Pinus combra).
(Ox, ld)
DICRANACEAE (G)
Moss()
dis, = twice, double; cranion, = the upper part of the head, skull. dicranos, = two-headed, two-pointed, a pitchfork.
(LS)
DIPSACACEAE (G)
Scabious Family(Wf)
di-, = two; dis, = twice, double; psecas, = to rain in small drops, drizzle, drip; it drizzles; psecas, = a female slave who perfumed her mistress’s hair. Psecas, = th name of an attendant of Diana.
(Ox, LS, ld)
DITRICHACEAE (G)
Moss()
dis, = twice, double; thrix, tricos, = the hair both of man and beast; sheep’s wool.
(LS)
DROSERACEAE (G)
Sundew Family(Wf)
drosos, = dew; droseros, = dewy, watery. (glistening leaf-glands)
(LS, Le)
DRYOPTERIDACEAE (G)
Fern Family(Le)
Dryades, Dryas**, = wood-nymphs, dryads. drys,= the oak, sacred to Zeus; any timber tree; pteron, = a feather, wings. (winged)
(ld, LS, BL)