latin for the accidental gardener

photo – l. fowler
acer, acris, acre

AY-sa Fierce, sharp, irritating, pungent, bitter

Origin and history – New Latin, from Latin, maple tree; akin to Old High German, Old Saxon, & Middle Low German ahorn maple tree, Old Danish ær, Greek akastos, a maple tree, akarna laurel, and probably to Latin acer sharp

acerifolius

a-ser-ih-FOH-lee-us maple-leafed with leaves like a maple

Origin and history – New Latin; from acer (“maple”) + folium (“leaf”).

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