All families

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MALVACEAE (G)
Hibiscus Family(Wf)
mallakos,= soft; malakos, = soft, gentle, mild; (mallow) (emollient, softening properties of the seeds)
(LS, Le)
MENISPERMACEAE (G)
Moonseed Family(Le)
mene, = the moon; sperma, = that which is sown, seed.
(LS)
MENYANTHACEAE (G)
Bogbean Family(Wf)
mene, = moon; anthos, = a flower, the bloom of a flower. mene-anthos, μήνή-άνθος, = Moon-flower(various derivationms have been proposed. Theorphastus’s name μήνήάνθος, for Nymphoides peltata).
(LS, I4)
MESEMBRYANTHEMACEAE (G)
Vygie Family(Le)
mesembria, = midday, noon, when the sun is at the meridian; anthos, = a flower, the bloom of a flower. (flowers need midday sunshine to open)
(LS, Le)
MOLLUGINACEAE (La)
Wirecress Family (Wi)
mollis, = easily movable, pliant, flexible, supple, soft, tender, delicate. (soft, pliant) gens, = [that which belongs together by birth or descent], a race or clan, embracing several families united together by a common name, and by certain religious rites. Members of this family share common characteristics with the type-genus MOLLUGO, a name used by Pliny, probably derived from mollis.
(ld, BL, Le, K3)
MONTINIACEAE
Wild Clove Family(Le)
Lars Jonasson Montin (1723-1785).**
(Ch)
myo, = shut, closed; poros, = ford, strait, passage, pore, opening. (transparent glands on the leaves)
(LS, BL, Le)
MYRICACEAE (G)
Waxberry Family(Le)
Reference uncertain. Perhaps: muron, = scent; or murio, to flow; or akin to myrrh. myrikē, = tamarisk.
(Le, I13)
MYRSINACEAE (G)
Cape Beech and Myrsine Family(Le)
myrsine, = the myrtle.
(LS)
MYRTACEAE (G)
Eucalyptus Family(Le)
myrtos, = the myrtle.
(LS)