caryophyllus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From căryon (a nut), from Ancient Greek κάρυον (káruon, a nut) + phyllus (a leaf), from Ancient Greek φύλλον (phúllon, a leaf). Applied by early botanists to the clove (Syzygium aromaticum), formerly Caryophyllus aromatica, and, by similarity of smell, to the clove pink (Dianthus caryophyllus).

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Adjective[edit]

caryophyllus m (feminine caryophylla, neuter caryophyllum); first/second declension

  1. (New Latin, botany) Resembling or associated with clove.
  2. (New Latin, botany) Resembling or associated with the clove pink.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative caryophyllus caryophylla caryophyllum caryophyllī caryophyllae caryophylla
genitive caryophyllī caryophyllae caryophyllī caryophyllōrum caryophyllārum caryophyllōrum
dative caryophyllō caryophyllae caryophyllō caryophyllīs caryophyllīs caryophyllīs
accusative caryophyllum caryophyllam caryophyllum caryophyllōs caryophyllās caryophylla
ablative caryophyllō caryophyllā caryophyllō caryophyllīs caryophyllīs caryophyllīs
vocative caryophylle caryophylla caryophyllum caryophyllī caryophyllae caryophylla

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