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This list of Latin and Greek words commonly used in systematic names is intended to help those unfamiliar with classical languages to understand and remember the scientific names of organisms. The binomial nomenclature used for animals and plants is largely derived from Latin and Greek words, as are some of the names used for higher taxa, such as orders and above. At the time when biologist Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) published the books that are now accepted as the starting point of binomial nomenclature, Latin was used in Western Europe as the common language of science, and scientific names were in Latin or Greek: Linnaeus continued this practice.

Although Latin is now largely unused except by classical scholars, or for certain purposes in botany, medicine and the Roman Catholic Church, it can still be found in scientific names. It is helpful to be able to understand the source of scientific names. Although the Latin names do not always correspond to the current English common names, they are often related, and if their meanings are understood, they are easier to recall. The binomial name often reflects limited knowledge or hearsay about a species at the time it was named. For instance Pan troglodytes, the chimpanzee, and Troglodytes troglodytes, the wren, are not necessarily cave-dwellers.

Sometimes a genus name or specific descriptor is simply the Latin or Greek name for the animal (e.g. Canis is Latin for dog). These words may not be included in the table below if they only occur for one or two taxa. Instead, the words listed below are the common adjectives and other modifiers that repeatedly occur in the scientific names of many organisms (in more than one genus).

Adjectives vary according to gender, and in most cases only the lemma form (nominative singular masculine form) is listed here. 1st-and-2nd-declension adjectives end in -us (masculine), -a (feminine) and -um (neuter), whereas 3rd-declension adjectives ending in -is (masculine and feminine) change to -e (neuter). For example, verus is listed without the variants for Aloe vera or Galium verum.

The second part of a binomial is often a person's name in the genitive case, ending -i (masculine) or -ae (feminine), such as Kaempfer's tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus kaempferi. The name may be converted into a Latinised form first, giving -ii and -iae instead.

Words that are very similar to their English forms have been omitted.

Some of the Greek transliterations given are Ancient Greek, and others are Modern Greek.

In the tables, L = Latin, G = Greek, and LG = similar in both languages.

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Latin/Greek Language English Example Search for titles containing the word or using the prefix:
Template:Wikt-lang etc. G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) thorny, spiny Acanthus plant; Parorchis acanthus, a flatworm
Munida acantha, a squat lobster; prickly ceratina, Ceratina acantha
spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias; Reinhardt's snake-eater, Polemon acanthias
cotton thistle, Onopordum acanthium
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Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang G, L stemless silver thistle, Carlina acaulis;

dwarf date palm, Phoenix acaulis

Template:Anchor actin-, Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) ray, radial Schefflera actinophylla, Actinopterygii Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L sharpened, pointed American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus;

angled sunbeam (butterfly), Curetis acuta; northern pintail, Anas acuta

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Template:Wikt-lang L prickly short-beaked echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus;

three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus; butcher's-broom, Ruscus aculeatus

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Template:Wikt-lang L singed, burnt side-striped jackal, Canis adustus;
dark onyx cowry, Erronea adusta
Template:Wikt-lang L equal common Atlantic grenadier, Nezumia aequalis; clay-coloured billbug, Sphenophorus aequalis
Trogoxylon aequale, a beetle; Omophron aequale, a ground beetle
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Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L summer summer asphodel, Asphodelus aestivus; rough green snake, Opheodrys aestivus
turquoise-fronted amazon, Amazona aestiva; summer spider orchid, Caladenia aestiva
Loddon lily, Leucojum aestivum; common wheat, Triticum aestivum
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Template:Wikt-lang L neighbouring, similar, kindred lesser scaup, Aythya affinis; dugite, Pseudonaja affinis
blue tongue, Melastoma affine; Persian violet, Exacum affine
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Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L African reed cormorant, Microcarbo africanus;
southern African frilled shark, Chlamydoselachus africana;

African clubhook-squid, Notonykia africanae;
pyjama shark, Poroderma africanum;
lemon basil, Ocimum × africanum

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Template:Wikt-lang L of the field, wild field vole, Microtus agrestis;

green field-speedwell, Veronica agrestis

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Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang winged pitcher plant, Nepenthes alata;

sharpwing monkeyflower, Mimulus alatus; winged elm, Ulmus alata; winged everlasting, Ammobium alatum; winged loosestrife, Lythrum alatum; winged seahorse, Hippocampus alatus; winged-stem passion flower, Passiflora alata

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Template:Lang L white-headed blow fly, Chrysomya albiceps;

moth, Syngamia albiceps; wood groundling, Parachronistis albiceps;

Mexican golden red rump tarantula, Brachypelma albiceps

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Template:Lang L white-toothed white-toothed brush mouse, Coccymys albidens;
see also leucodon
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Template:Wikt-lang L painted white Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus;
Moneilema albopictum
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Template:Wikt-lang L white white ibis, Eudocimus albus;
white oak, Quercus alba;
mistletoe, Viscum album
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Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L alpine; of the Alps alpine aster, Aster alpinus;
alpine bearberry, Arctostaphylos alpina;
alpine feverfew, Parthenium alpinum
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Template:Wikt-lang L lovable lovable lily, Lilium amabile;
lovely cotinga, Cotinga amabilis;
lovely fairywren, Malurus amabilis;
lovely fir, Abies amabilis
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Template:Wikt-lang L uncertain beautiful woolly sunflower, Eriophyllum ambiguum;
doubtful cone, Conus ambiguus;
questionable Stropharia, Stropharia ambigua;
tick bush, Kunzea ambigua
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Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) blunt, dull marine iguana, Amblyrhynchus cristatus Template:In titleTemplate:Look from
Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L American American black bear, Ursus americanus;
American hazel nut, Corylus americana;
American mastodon, Mammut americanum
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Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) of all kinds, on all sides amphibian; Amphipoda Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang L bottle, flask northern bottlenose whale, Hyperoodon ampullatus Template:In titleTemplate:In titleTemplate:In titleTemplate:Look from
Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L from the Amur River Amur grape, Vitis amurensis Template:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L from England Common cordgrass, Sporobolus anglicus; Bibio anglicus, a fly; English sundew, Drosera anglica; English whitebeam, Sorbus anglica; English stonecrop, Sedum anglicum Template:In titleTemplate:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L from Angola African teak, Pterocarpus angolensis Template:In titleTemplate:In title
angustiflorus L narrow-flowered Eastwood's bellflower, Campanula angustiflora;

narrowflower lupine, Lupinus angustiflorus

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angustifolius L narrow-leaved narrowleaf cottongrass, Eriophorum angustifolium;

narrowleaf cottonwood, Populus angustifolia; narrowleaf sunflower, Helianthus angustifolius

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Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L narrow narrow-banded widow, Dingana angusta;
narrowleaf pansy monkeyflower, Mimulus angustatus;
slimleaf bean, Phaseolus angustissimus;
Prairie acacia, Acaciella angustissima;

sea snail, Vexillum angustissimum

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Template:Wikt-lang L of the southern hemisphere chinstrap penguin, Pygoscelis antarcticus;

gummy shark, Mustelus antarcticus;
brown skua, Stercorarius antarcticus

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anthos G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) flower anthozoans, Anthozoa;

golden wattle, Acacia pycnantha;

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Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) man, human being Paranthropus Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang L bee western honey bee, Apis mellifera;

white sage, Salvia apiana

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Template:Wikt-lang L found near water eastern mole, Scalopus aquaticus;
wild rice, Zizania aquatica;

water spinach, Ipomoea aquatica;
parrot's-feather, Myriophyllum aquaticum,

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Template:Wikt-lang L tree-like or shrub-like Artemisia arborescens;

Aloe arborescens; Hydrangea arborescens

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Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) ancient Archaeopteryx Template:Look fromTemplate:Look from
Template:Anchor arch-, archi-, Template:Wikt-lang, -archus G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) ruler, leader, prince, highest, greatest Archidendron grandiflorum Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle

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arctos G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) bear grizzly bear, Ursus arctos horribilis;

common bearberry, Arctostaphylos

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Template:Wikt-lang L sand sand iris, Iris arenaria;
sand rock-cress, Arabidopsis arenosa;
sand seatrout, Cynoscion arenarius;
sand-dusted cone, Conus arenatus
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arenicolus L sand-dwelling dunes sagebrush lizard, Sceloporus arenicolus;
sand goldenrod, Solidago arenicola;
sanddwelling dewberry, Rubus arenicola;
sandy stargazer, Gillellus arenicola
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Template:Wikt-lang L silvery European herring gull, Larus argentatus Template:In titleTemplate:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L silvery silver buffaloberry, Shepherdia argentea;
silver tree, Leucadendron argenteum;

silvery lupine, Lupinus argenteus; white mulberry, Pipturus argenteus

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Template:Wikt-lang L silver sea snail, Calliostoma argentum Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L living on clay clay Fiddler Crab, Minuca argillicola; Hullsia argillicola Template:In title
Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) aromatic clove nutmeg, Ravensara aromatica;
Croton aromaticus;
clove, Syzygium aromaticum
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Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) joint Arthropoda Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang L in the field skylark, Alauda arvensis;
field horsetail, Equisetum arvense
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Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L Asian white-winged dove, Zenaida asiatica;
Caspian plover, Charadrius asiaticus, Persian buttercup, Ranunculus asiaticus
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Template:Wikt-lang, astero- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) star starfish (class), Asteroidea Template:Look fromTemplate:Look from
Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L dull black common chuckwalla, Sauromalus ater;
Eurasian coot, Fulica atra;
black swan, Cygnus atratus;
black yarrow, Achillea atrata;
creek chub, Semotilus atromaculatus
see also niger
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Template:Wikt-lang L deep purple, blackish-purple Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'; Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea;
purple-flowered cotoneaster, Cotoneaster atropurpureus
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Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang, Template:Wikt-lang L orange-colored bitter orange, Citrus aurantium Template:In titleTemplate:In titleTemplate:In title; Template:In titleTemplate:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L golden golden jackal, Canis aureus;
Staphylococcus aureus (bacteria)
see also chrysos
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Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L having (large) ears brown long-eared bat, Plecotus auritus; double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus; long-eared hedgehog, Hemiechinus auritus
moon jellyfish, Aurelia aurita
yerba santa, Piper auritum; blue eared pheasant, Crossoptilon auritum
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Template:Wikt-lang L southern southern right whale, Eubalaena australis Template:In titleTemplate:In title


Latin/Greek Language English Examples Search for titles containing the word or using the prefix:
Template:Wikt-lang L berry-bearing common yew, Taxus baccata; Conus baccatus, a sea snail Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang bearded bearded catasetum, Catasetum barbatum; bearded seal, Erignathus barbatus; black-chinned siskin, Spinus barbata; Bornean bearded pig, Sus barbatus; golden-beard penstemon, Penstemon barbatus Template:In titleTemplate:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L two-colored bicolor angelfish, Centropyge bicolor; bicolor cleanerfish, Labroides bicolor; bicolored moth, Manulea bicolor Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L two-colored bicolored angle, Macaria bicolorata; Kenya two-headed snake, Micrelaps bicoloratus; orchid, Bulbophyllum bicoloratum Template:In titleTemplate:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L two-horned black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis Template:In title
bios G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) life amphibian; biota, all living things Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L pleasant, smooth, alluring Greek windflower, Anemone blanda; Mallos blandus, a spider Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L northern northern right whale dolphin, Lissodelphis borealis
sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis
northern bedstraw, Galium boreale
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brachion G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) arm Przewalski's gerbil, Brachiones przewalskii; Brachiopoda (phylum); Brachiosaurus Template:Look from
brasiliensis L Brazilian Brazilian brown bat Eptesicus brasiliensis Template:Intitle
brachy- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) short Brazilian gold frog, Brachycephalus didactylus Template:Look from
brachyphyllus G short-leaved extinct plant genus, Brachyphyllum;
flower, Colchicum brachyphyllum;
leaf-nosed bats, Brachyphylla;
shortleaf baccharis, Baccharis brachyphylla;
see also brevifolius
brady- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) slow pygmy three-toed sloth, Bradypus pygmaeus Template:Look from
branchia G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) gills Lamellibranchia (class, syn. Bivalva); Branchiopoda (class, brine shrimps) Template:Look from
brasiliensis L from Brazil Brazilian marsh rat, Holochilus brasiliensis; Brazilian stick mantis, Brunneria brasiliensis; rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
brevi- L Template:Wikt-lang short silvery-cheeked hornbill, Ceratogymna brevis Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang L short-tailed bearded leaf chameleon, Rieppeleon brevicaudatus; sea snail, Lophiotoma brevicaudata; short-tailed ceratosoma, Ceratosoma brevicaudatum Template:In titleTemplate:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L short-necked short-necked oil beetle, Meloe brevicollis Template:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L short-leaved Joshua tree, Yucca brevifolia;
short-leaved dudleya, Dudleya blochmaniae subsp. brevifolia;
shortleaf sneezeweed, Helenium brevifolium;
zig-zag bog-rush, Schoenus brevifolius;
see also brachyphyllus
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Template:Wikt-lang L short beak pignosed arrowtooth eel, Dysomma brevirostre;
shortnose ponyfish, Leiognathus brevirostris
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Template:Wikt-lang L from Great Britain Rumex britannica, a knotweed; British yellowhead, Inula britannica; Cortinarius britannicus, a mushroom; Geastrum britannicum, an earthstar fungus Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:In title
bulbus G Template:Wikt-lang bulb bulbous buttercup, Ranunculus bulbosus;
onion cone, Conus bulbus
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Template:Wikt-lang L blind blind mole, Talpa caeca; northern eyed hawkmoth, Smerinthus caecus Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L blue Eurasian blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus; blue passion flower, Passiflora caerulea Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L California California blue dorid, Felimare californiensis Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L calloused large vesper mouse, Calomys callosus; tree fern, Cyathea callosa; orchid, Paphiopedilum callosum Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L bald Altolamprologus calvus, Isbrueckerichthys calvus, both fish
Banasa calva, a stink bug; Trichocorixa calva, a water boatman
Intrasporangium calvum, a bacterium; Bulbophyllum calvum, an orchid
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Template:Wikt-lang L from Canada bighorn sheep, Ovis canadensis Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L brightly white, shining white Madonna lily, Lilium candidum Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L turning grey- or white-haired Geraea canescens (desert sunflower); Atriplex canescens Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L dog coyote, Canis latrans; Dipylidium caninum (a tapeworm) Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L canōrus melodious common cuckoo, Cuculus canorus; Chinese hwamei, Garrulax canorus
Cuban grassquit, Phonipara canora; Campylocheta canora, a tachinid fly
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Template:Wikt-lang L gray (haired), pale gray grey-headed woodpecker, Picus canus; woolly groundsel, Senecio canus Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L of a goat Staphylococcus caprae Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L chestnut(-colored) chestnut bolete, Gyroporus castaneus; reddish carpenter ant, Camponotus castaneus
chestnut, Castanea; chestnut short-tailed bat, Carollia castanea
chestnut leek orchid, Prasophyllum castaneum; red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum
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Template:Wikt-lang L tail long-tailed tit, Aegithalos caudatus; thintail skate, Dipturus leptocaudus; northern short-tailed shrew, Blarina brevicauda
caulos G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) stem, stalk stemless gentian, Gentiana acaulis Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) head Mediterranean gull, Larus melanocephalus; blue-spotted grouper, Cephalopholis argus Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang head pygmy sperm whale, Kogia breviceps; biceps (two-headed muscle)
ceros L Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) horn narwal, Monodon monoceros; rhinoceros (nose horn)
cest L Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) girdle, belt, stitched Cestoda Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) flowing hair, or mane wildebeest, Connochaetes gnou
Template:Wikt-lang L from Chile paradise tanager, Tangara chilensis Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L from China China rose, Rosa chinensis;
Chinese onion, Allium chinense;
Chinese sumac, Rhus chinensis;
see also Sinense, below
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Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) pale green common moorhen, Gallinula chloropus Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang L spined chordates; Stylephorus chordatus, Tinospora cordifolia Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) color clown loach, Chromobotia macracanthus Template:Look from
Template:Anchorchrysos G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) gold Chrysochloridae (golden moles);
golden pheasant, Chrysolophus pictus;
maned wolf, Chrysocyon brachyurus
see also aureus
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chrysophyllus G gold-leaved golden chinquapin, Chrysolepis chrysophylla;
golden-leaved Jerusalem sage, Phlomis chrysophylla;
satinleaf, Chrysophyllum oliviforme
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Template:Wikt-lang L eyelash Ashland thistle, Cirsium ciliolatum;
bristleworm, Polydora ciliata;
eyelash gecko, Correlophus ciliatus;
queen angelfish, Holacanthus ciliaris;
Australian red cedar, Toona ciliata;
sickle-leaved cymodocea, Thalassodendron ciliatum
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cinereus L ash, ash-colored masked shrew, Sorex cinereus;
Australian sea lion, Neophoca cinerea;
gray thrasher, Toxostoma cinereum;
common gray fox, Urocyon cinereoargenteus
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cirrhus G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) orange fringe-lipped bat, Trachops cirrhosus;
mrigal carp, Cirrhinus cirrhosus;
silverspotted sculpin, Blepsias cirrhosus
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citri L citrus the citrus blossom moth, Prays citri Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L from Colchis (Greek Κολχῐ́ς, Kolchís) or Georgia common pheasant, Phasianus colchicus; Phoxinus colchicus, a minnow
Caucasian bladdernut, Staphylea colchica; Colchic holly, Ilex colchica
Colchic nase, Chondrostoma colchicum; Cyclamen colchicum, a primrose
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cneme G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) shin, leg white-legged damselfly, Platycnemis pennipes
-cola L -cola inhabitant Eurasian woodcock, Scolopax rusticola; paddyfield warbler, Acrocephalus agricola
The forms -colus and -colum are also found, although they are not considered to be correct Latin: deepwater grenadier, Coryphaenoides profundicolus; black-sided flowerpecker, Dicaeum monticolum.
Template:Wikt-lang L grated, latticed kelp bass, Paralabrax clathratus; clathrate nassa, Nassarius clathratus
slender-armed starfish, Luidia clathrata; latticed sandperch, Parapercis clathrata
Allium clathratum, an onion; Vexillum clathratum, a sea snail
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Template:Wikt-lang L collared ring-necked duck, Aythya collaris; collared pika, Ochotona collaris
collared carpetshark, Parascyllium collare; mottled sand grasshopper, Spharagemon collare
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Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang slender, pressed together slender oatgrass, Danthonia compressa; slender crayfish, Faxonius compressus
emerald cockroach wasp, Ampulex compressa; empire gudgeon, Hypseleotris compressa
Dendrobium compressum, an orchid
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Template:Wikt-lang L having uniform color throughout cougar, Puma concolor; white fir, Abies concolor
conno- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) beard wildebeest, Connochaetes gnou Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) crow, raven common raven, Corvus corax Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L heart-shaped cordate (leaf shape);
small-leaved lime, Tilia cordata;
sea potato, Echinocardium cordatum
Template:Wikt-lang L heart-shaped leaves heartleaf aster, Symphyotrichum cordifolium;
heart-leaved moonseed, Tinospora cordifolia;
Tucson bur ragweed, Ambrosia cordifolia
Template:Wikt-lang L, from corium ("leather") leathery Pajahuello tick, Ornithodoros coriaceus; beach bird's eye, Alectryon coriaceus
blue china vine, Holboellia coriacea; leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea
green tea-tree, Leptospermum coriaceum; inland rock orchid, Dendrobium coriaceum
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Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang horn garden snail, Cornu aspersum;
great ramshorn, Planorbarius corneus
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Template:Wikt-lang L crowned crowned lemur, Eulemur coronatus;
crowned turban shell, Lunella coronata
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Template:Wikt-lang L ribbed ribbed slipper shell, Maoricrypta costata; striped Raphael catfish, Platydoras costatus Template:In titleTemplate:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:Wikt-lang, crassi- L thick, fat creeping blueberry, Vaccinium crassifolium;
inflated spiny crab, Rochinia crassa;
mouthless crab, Cardisoma crassum
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Template:Wikt-lang L crested aardwolf, Proteles cristatus;
blue jay, Cyanocitta cristata;
crested wheatgrass, Agropyron cristatum
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crocos G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) yellow bicoloured white-toothed shrew, Crocidura leucodon;
saffron, Crocus sativus;
spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta
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crypto- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) hidden Cryptococcus; Cryptosporidium Template:Look from
Template:Anchor culminicola L summit dweller Elaeocarpus culminicola; Euxoa culminicola; Pinus culminicola, Potosi pinyon Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L runner, racer cream-colored courser, Cursorius cursor; cursorial akodont, Akodon cursor; Lacépède's ground snake, Erythrolamprus cursor Template:In title
curvirostris L curved beak boxer snipe eel, Nemichthys curvirostris;
curve-billed thrasher, Toxostoma curvirostre
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Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) blue-green azure-winged magpie, Cyanopica cyanus;
big blue octopus, Octopus cyanea;
blue orchid, Aganisia cyanea
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Latin/Greek Language English Example Search for titles containing the word or using the prefix:
dactyl-, Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) finger or toe black-legged kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla; Pterodactylus Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang, deka- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) ten alfonsino, Beryx decadactylus Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang L ten Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata
delphis G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) womb virginia opossum, Didelphis virginiana
Template:Anchordendr-, dendri-, Template:Wikt-lang, -dendron, -dendrum G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) tree Philodendron, Dendrobium, Rhododendron Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) skin yellow staining mushroom, Agaricus xanthodermus Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) two Christmas orchid, Dipodium punctatum Too common a letter combination for any useful search
Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang diffuse diffuse spineflower, Chorizanthe diffusa;
fly, Paralimnophila diffusior;
rush, Juncus diffusissimus;
spreading groundsmoke, Gayophytum diffusum;
spreading lupine, Lupinus diffusus;
spreading phlox, Phlox diffusa
Template:Wikt-lang L having fingers finger rush Juncus digitatus;
baobab, Adansonia digitata;
dead man's fingers, Alcyonium digitatum
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Template:Wikt-lang L dilated, extended dallisgrass, Paspalum dilatatum;
Maianthemum dilatatum
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Template:Wikt-lang L dioicous common nettle, Urtica dioica Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang, deino- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) terrible dinosaur, Deinotherium Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) double two-eyed orange spider, Diploglena capensis Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang, Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) disc common fungus moth, Metalectra discalis Template:Look from - Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) twelve Henderson's shootingstar, Dodecatheon hendersonii Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) elongated, long knight anole, Anolis dolichocephalus Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang L of the house or domestic domestic pig, Sus scrofa domestica;
house sparrow, Passer domesticus
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Template:Wikt-lang L back back-striped weasel, Mustela strigidorsa Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang L doubtful little ringed plover, Charadrius dubius

see also nomina dubia

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Template:Wikt-lang L sweet almond, Prunus dulcis Template:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L, from dumus, "bramble" "of the thickets" Blyth's reed warbler, Acrocephalus dumetorum; bitter yam, Dioscorea dumetorum; coastal green hairstreak, Callophrys dumetorum Template:Intitle
Template:Anchor dumicola L scrub dweller Acaena dumicola; Cerbera dumicola; Stegodyphus dumicola, African social spider Template:Intitle


Latin/Greek Language English Example Search for titles containing the word or using the prefix:
eburneus L Template:Wikt-lang ivory-colored ivory gull, Pagophila eburnea Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L prickly, spiny Edisto crayfish, Procambarus echinatus; shortleaf pine, Pinus echinata Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:In title
echino- L Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) hedgehog, sea-urchin great globe thistle, Echinops sphaerocephalus; diadema urchin, Echinothrix diadema; San Pedro cactus, Echinopsis pachanoi Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang L edible common cockle, Cerastoderma edule; king bolete, Boletus edulis; oyster, Ostrea edulis; passion fruit, Passiflora edulis Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L taller true oxlip, Primula elatior Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) amber, amber-colored or

electric (modern usage)

broad-billed motmot, Electron platyrhynchum;
electric eel, Electrophorus electricus
No simple way to distinguish biological from other uses
Template:Wikt-lang L elegant crimson rosella, Platycercus elegans ;
Granastyochus elegantissimus;
Iris iberica subsp. elegantissima; false aralia, Plerandra elegantissima;
Caecum elegantissimum
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Template:Wikt-lang L having no edges Phongolo suckermouth, Chiloglanis emarginatus;
Gibraltar sea lavender, Limonium emarginatum;
acerola, Malpighia emarginata; bitter cherry, Prunus emarginata
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enanti- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) opposite, against Enantiornithes Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) nine banded sunfish Enneacanthus obesus; scurvy-grass sorrel, Oxalis enneaphylla Template:Look from
ensatus L sword-like California giant salamander, Dicamptodon ensatus Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang, ensi- L sword, lance jackknife clam, Ensis minor; swordleaf rush, Juncus ensifolius Template:Look from - Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L of, from (a place) Tadarida brasiliensis (Brazilian free-tailed bat); Lucy, Australopithecus afarensis
Template:Wikt-lang L knight, horseman North Atlantic codling, Lepidion eques ; western horse lubber grasshopper, Taeniopoda eques; leafy seadragon, Phycodurus eques
Aspergillus equitis; Cygnus equitum; Hoheria equitum
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Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L upright Homo erectus ("upright man"); upright chickweed, Moenchia erecta Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:In title
erio- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) wool, woolly common cottongrass, Eriophorum angustifolium Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang L indented, jagged, serrated jícama, Pachyrhizus erosus; serrated hinge-back tortoise, Kinixys erosa Template:In title - Template:In title - Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) red spotted redshank, Tringa erythropus; dog's-tooth violet, Erythronium dens-canis Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang L edible edible frog, Pelophylax kl. esculentus; Gyromitra esculenta Template:In title Template:In title Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L European European hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus; European owl moth, Brahmaea europaea Template:In titleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L exalted African teak, Milicia excelsa; excelsior cone, Conus excelsus Template:In titleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle


Latin/Greek Language English Examples Search for titles containing the word or using the prefix:
Template:Wikt-lang L false false swift, Borbo fallax; green marvel, Acronicta fallax Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L sickle sickle milkvetch, Astragalus falcatus; sickle-leaved hare's-ear, Bupleurum falcatum; sicklethorn, Asparagus falcatus; wild pear, Persoonia falcata Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L domestic, common, familiar dog, Canis lupus familiaris
Template:Wikt-lang L cat black-footed cat, Felis nigripes; cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis
Template:Wikt-lang L cat-like, feline cat gecko, Aeluroscalabotes felinus; marine otter, Lontra felina Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L -bearing western honey bee, Apis mellifera; coconut, Cocos nucifera
Template:Wikt-lang L ferocious, wild, bold long snouted lancetfish, Alepisaurus ferox; fossa, Cryptoprocta ferox Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L wild wild horse, Equus ferus; wild Bactrian camel, Camelus ferus Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L rust ferruginous swift, Borbo ferruginea;
reddish-brown corky spine fungus, Hydnellum ferrugineum;
rusty bloodwood, Corymbia ferruginea;
rusty parrotfish, Scarus ferrugineus;
rusty pitohui, Pseudorectes ferrugineus
Template:Wikt-lang L faithful faithful sea slug, Goniobranchus fidelis; faithful leafcutting bee, Megachile fidelis; Pacific sideband, Monadenia fidelis Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L thread desert fan palm, Washingtonia filifera; thread fern, Blechnum filiforme; thread-leaved sundew, Drosera filiformis Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L fringed, fibrous Coomsaharn char, Salvelinus fimbriatus; crested gliding lizard, Draco fimbriatus
trumpet cup lichen, Cladonia fimbriata; fringed jumping spider, Portia fimbriata
fringed earthstar, Geastrum fimbriatum; gang-gang cockatoo, Callocephalon fimbriatum
Template:Wikt-lang L golden yellow, light yellow yellow pitcher plant, Sarracenia flava; yellow-necked mouse, Apodemus flavicollis Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L flowery blue palo verde, Parkinsonia florida; floral banded wobbegong, Orectolobus floridus Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
flor- L Template:Wikt-lang flower southern magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora; great white trillium, Trillium grandiflorum Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang digging burying beetle, Nicrophorus defodiens; burying beetle, Nicrophorus infodiens; Eurasian water shrew, Neomys fodiens; lowland burrowing tree frog, Smilisca fodiens
Template:Wikt-lang L leaf American beech, Fagus grandifolia; broad-leaved sermountain, Laserpitium latifolium; Chinese elm, Ulmus parvifolia; Joshua tree, Yucca brevifolia; upright snottygobble, Persoonia longifolia
Template:Wikt-lang L fōrmōsānus From Taiwan (formerly called Formosa) Formosan black bear, Ursus thibetanus formosanus; Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus
Taiwan flower mantis, Acromantis formosana; Taiwanese sweet gum, Liquidambar formosana
red quinoa, Chenopodium formosanum; Taiwan saddled carpetshark, Cirrhoscyllium formosanum
Template:Wikt-lang L fōrmōsus (well-)formed, beautiful beautiful bronzeback tree snake, Dendrelaphis formosus; Asian arowana, Scleropages formosus
Baikal teal, Sibirionetta formosa; least killifish, Heterandria formosa
giant maidenhair, Adiantum formosum; beautiful giant-flowered dendrobium, Dendrobium formosum
Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang breakable brittle bladder-fern, Cystopteris fragilis; brittle willow, Salix fragilis; candy cap, Lactarius fragilis; Dientamoeba fragilis; dead man's fingers, Codium fragile; fragile wart frog, Limnonectes fragilis Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L sooty jet black ant, Lasius fuliginosus; ruby tiger, Phragmatobia fuliginosa; sooty hairstreak, Satyrium fuliginosum; sooty milkcap, Lactarius fuliginosus Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L deep yellow, tawny Pacific golden plover, Pluvialis fulva; sulphur leather coral, Rhytisma fulvum; tawny grisette, Amanita fulva; yellow ground squirrel, Spermophilus fulvus Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L forked forked viburnum, Viburnum furcatum; forked wormwood, Artemisia furcata; swallow-tailed gull, Creagrus furcatus Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L dark, dark brown dusky hopping mouse, Notomys fuscus; dusky pitcher-plant, Nepenthes fusca; rusty peat moss, Sphagnum fuscum; sooty tern, Sterna fuscata Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle


Latin/Greek Language English Examples Search for titles containing the word or using the prefix:
gala, galum G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) milk soap plants, Chlorogalum
Template:Wikt-lang L chattering, talkative Garrulus, a genus of jays; Bohemian waxwing, Bombycilla garrulus
Eupithecia garrula, an inchworm moth; chestnut-winged chachalaca, Ortalis garrula
Chelostoma garrulum, a carder bee; Omicron garrulum, a potter wasp
gaster, Template:Wikt-lang, gastr- L Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) belly common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster; Gastropoda
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang, Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) Earth Conus geographus, geography cone; Geotrichum
Template:Anchorgiganteus L giant giganteus (a sea snail); Aldabra giant tortoise, Aldabrachelys gigantea Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Anchorgigas G γίγας giant Humboldt squid, Dosidicus gigas; snow morel, Gyromitra gigas; cœur de la mer, Entada gigas Template:Intitle
glaber L Template:Wikt-lang smooth; hairless naked mole-rat, Heterocephalus glaber; smooth sumac, Rhus glabra; Omphiscola glabra (a snail) Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L found in glaciers North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis; glacier wormwood, Artemisia glacialis
glacier lantern fish, Benthosema glaciale; Endocellion glaciale, a daisy
Template:Wikt-lang L having kernels Tasmanian laurel, Anopterus glandulosus, Basilan Island caecilian, Ichthyophis glandulosus;
honey mesquite, Prosopis glandulosa, warty jumping-slug, Hemphillia glandulosa;
skunk currant, Ribes glandulosum,
glaucus L Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) blue-green, blue-gray, gleaming silvery blue butterfly, Lepidochrysops glauca; Glaucidae, nudibranch family Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
glutinosus L Template:Wikt-lang sticky common alder, Alnus glutinosa;
viscid black earth tongue, Glutinoglossum glutinosum;
northern slimy salamander, Plethodon glutinosus
Template:Wikt-lang, glycy-, glyc- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) sweet liquorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra; soybean, Glycine max
Template:Wikt-lang, gracile L slender, graceful western spotted skunk, Spilogale gracilis; slough darter, Etheostoma gracile; Gracilisuchus Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
gracilipes L Template:Wikt-lang slender-footed slender frog, Austrochaperina gracilipes; slender-legged bushfrog, Gracixalus gracilipes; slenderstalk monkeyflower, Mimulus gracilipes; slimfoot century plant, Agave gracilipes Template:Intitle
graniticus L granite granite claw flower, Calothamnus graniticus;
granite poverty bush, Eremophila granitica;
granite serpentweed, Tonestus graniticus
Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang strong-smelling common rue, Ruta graveolens; lippia, Lippia graveolens Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L gregārius, from grex (“flock, herd”) sociable sociable lapwing, Vanellus gregarius; goldfish plant, Nematanthus gregarius; desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria; Leptospermum gregarium, an Australian myrtle Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L (a New Latin loanword from Germanic) grey desert monitor, Varanus griseus; bluntnose sixgill shark, Hexanchus griseus; parent bug, Elasmucha grisea; lichen mimic, Gonatista grisea
paperbark maple, Acer griseum; white-banded house jumping spider, Hypoblemum griseum
Template:Wikt-lang L from Greenland (Old Norse Grœnland) harp seal, Pagophilus groenlandicus; spiny lobster, Lebbeus groenlandicus
Arctic woolly bear moth, Gynaephora groenlandica; elephanthead lousewort, Pedicularis groenlandica
bog Labrador tea, Rhododendron groenlandicum
gyrino-, gyrinus G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) tadpole spring salamander, Gyrinophilus porphyriticus; e.g. Crassigyrinus, Proterogyrinus


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haema-, hema- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) blood Haemosporida; Bacteria sp., Haemophilus influenzae
hali-, halio- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) of the sea, salt Steller's sea eagle, Haliaeetus pelagicus; grey seal, Halichoerus grypus; black abalone, Haliotis cracherodii
Template:Wikt-lang L hooked Slender-billed kite, Helicolestes hamatus ; Ruitersbos pincushion, Leucospermum hamatum; Dark Tiger (butterfly) Tirumala hamata Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) simple, single mountain beaver, Aplodontia rufa; Mongolosaurus haplodon
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) seat, facet Chinese ephedra, Ephedra sinica
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) sun sunflower, Helianthus annuus; sun spurge, Euphorbia helioscopia
hemisphaerica G half-sphere sand laurel oak, Quercus hemisphaerica, sulphur rose, Rosa hemisphaerica Template:Intitle
hetero- G diversely or different melancholy thistle, Cirsium heterophyllum, Leucanthemum heterophyllum, Smith's cress, Lepidium heterophyllum Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) six water primrose, Ludwigia hexapetala
Template:Wikt-lang L from Ireland Irish whitebeam, Sorbus hibernica; Atlantic ivy, Hedera hibernica; Southern bristetail, Dilta hibernica; Irish hare, Lepus timidus hibernicus; Mycobacterium hiberniae; Pisidium hibernicum Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L hybrid butterbur, Petasites hybridus, brown spider monkey, Ateles hybridus; kelp goose, Chloephaga hybrida; alsike clover, Trifolium hybridum; Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) horse seahorse, Hippocampus; lesser horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus hipposideros
Template:Wikt-lang L hairy hairy bittercress, Cardamine hirsuta;
hairy fruit-eating bat, Artibeus hirsutus;
hairy St John's-wort, Hypericum hirsutum
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Template:Wikt-lang L rough, shaggy, bristly, prickly banded coral shrimp, Stenopus hispidus; shaggy bracket, Inonotus hispidus
ringed seal, Pusa hispida; wax gourd, Benincasa hispida
bristly starbur, Acanthospermum hispidum; white butterfly triggerplant, Stylidium hispidum
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Template:Wikt-lang L human, man modern human, Homo sapiens; Neanderthal, Homo neanderthalensis
Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang from the garden broad-leaved anemone, Anemone hortensis;
garden orache, Atriplex hortensis;
Mexican longwing, Heliconius hortense;
Orphean warbler, Sylvia hortensis
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang, Template:Lang (Template:Grc-transl) water Chinese water deer, Hydropotes inermis; capybara, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) over, above St John's wort, Hypericum perforatum
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) from the Arctic region (Hyperborea) glaucous gull, Larus hyperboreus; tundra fleabane, Erigeron hyperboreus
tangle or cuvie, Laminaria hyperborea; estuary beggarsticks, Bidens hyperborea
boreal bur-reed, Sparganium hyperboreum; boreal haircap moss, Polytrichum hyperboreum
Template:Wikt-lang, hyp- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) under, beneath zebra pleco catfish, Hypancistrus zebra; common cat's-ear, Hypochaeris radicata


Latin/Greek Language English Examples Search for titles containing the word or using the prefix:
Template:Wikt-lang L tiled Mountain owl's-clover, Orthocarpus imbricatus Template:In titleTemplate:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L Indian Malaysian tapir, Tapirus indicus Template:In titleTemplate:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L unequal variable ladybird, Coelophora inaequalis Template:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L inedible fungus, Caloboletus inedulis Template:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L offensive See Ingrata Template:In titleTemplate:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L unmarked unmarked dagger moth, Acronicta innotata Template:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L unusual or irregular variable burrowing asp, Atractaspis irregularis; viper's bugloss, Hadena irregularis Template:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L Japanese food wrapper plant, Mallotus japonicus; Japanese pagoda tree, Styphnolobium japonicum; Japanese spiraea, Spiraea japonica; see also nipponensis Template:In titleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L iubātus having a mane, crested cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus; Steller sea lion, Eumetopias jubatus
purple pampas grass, Cortaderia jubata; maned forest lizard, Bronchocela jubata
foxtail barley, Hordeum jubatum; Piptochaetium jubatum, a speargrass species
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Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L from Kentucky Kentucky lady's slipper, Cypripedium kentuckiense; Kentucky lichen moth, Cisthene kentuckiensis Template:In titleTemplate:Intitle


Latin/Greek Language English Examples Search for titles containing the word or using the prefix:
Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang milk, sap, milky white Chinese peony, Paeonia lactiflora; milk-caps, Lactifluus; Lactophrys; Aspalathus lactea
Template:Anchor laetus L pleasant, bright Crombrugghia laetus, scarce light plume moth; Myoporum laetum, mousehole tree; Parhelophilus laetus Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L smooth red-eyed assassin bug, Platymeris laevicollis; smooth bedstraw, Cruciata laevipes Template:Intitle
lagus G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) hare European rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus; viscachas, Lagidium spp.
Template:Wikt-lang L lance sculptured seamoth, Pegasus lancifer; swamp lousewort, Pedicularis lanceolata
Template:Wikt-lang L side black-flanked rock-wallaby, Petrogale lateralis
Template:Wikt-lang L from Lapland/Sápmi (New Latin Lapponia) Lapland longspur, Calcarius lapponicus; Lapland mountain sorrel, Rumex lapponicus
bar-tailed godwit, Limosa lapponica; pincushion plant, Diapensia lapponica
Lapland rosebay, Rhododendron lapponicum; Lapland poppy, Papaver lapponicum
Template:Wikt-lang L flank; broad horse-eye jack, Caranx latus; wideleaf waterparsnip, Sium latifolium; wych elm, Ulmus glabra 'Latifolia Aurea'
Template:Wikt-lang L pleasant, pleasing, charming rock rattlesnake, Crotalus lepidus; ocellated lizard, Timon lepidus
desert woodrat, Neotoma lepida; embossed hawthorn buprestid, Dicerca lepida
greenthroat darter, Etheostoma lepidum; Leccinellum lepidum, a bolete
lepis, Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) scale, rind, husk, flake large-scale mullet, Liza macrolepis; Lepidoptera
lepto-, lepti- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) light Leptictidium auderiense, Leptospira kirschneri
Template:Wikt-lang L hare black-tailed jackrabbit, Lepus californicus
Template:Wikt-lang, leuc- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) white white-winged tern, Chlidonias leucopterus
leucocephalus G white-headed bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus;
white-crowned pigeon, Patagioenas leucocephala;
white-headed marsh tyrant, Arundinicola leucocephala;
white-headed stilt, Himantopus leucocephalus;
also see albiceps
leucodon G white-toothed bicolored shrew, Crocidura leucodon;
lesser mole-rat, Spalax leucodon;
white-toothed cowry, Cypraea leucodon;
white-toothed woodrat, Neotoma leucodon;
also see albidens
Template:Wikt-lang G white-tailed white-tailed ptarmigan, Lagopus leucura;
white-tailed robin, Cinclidium leucurum;
white-tailed stonechat, Saxicola leucurus
Template:Wikt-lang L muddy limosa harlequin frog, Atelopus limosus;
mud amnicola, Amnicola limosus
Template:Wikt-lang L lined or striped thirteen-lined ground squirrel, Ictidomys tridecemlineatus; Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata
lobos L Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) lobe three-lobe buttercup, Ranunculus trilobus
longi- L Template:Wikt-lang long frog shark, Somniosus longus, galingale, Cyperus longus;
Turmeric, Curcuma longa;
Long pepper, Piper longum,
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Template:Wikt-lang L long-tailed long-tailed pygmy rice rat, Oligoryzomys longicaudatus;
longtail catfish, Olyra longicaudata;
longtail tadpole shrimp Triops longicaudatus
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Template:Wikt-lang L long-necked eastern long-necked turtle, Chelodina longicollis Template:In titleTemplate:In title
Template:Wikt-lang L long-leaved long-leaf persoonia, Persoonia longifolia;
long-leaf wild buckwheat, Eriogonum longifolium;
long-leaved butterwort, Pinguicula longifolia;
longleaf bush lupine, Lupinus longifolius;
longleaf sunflower, Helianthus longifolius
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Template:Wikt-lang L long beak longbeak buttercup, Ranunculus longirostris;
longsnout blacksmelt, Dolicholagus longirostris
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Template:Wikt-lang L sorrowful, mournful forget-me-not bug, Sehirus luctuosus;
white-shouldered tanager, Tachyphonus luctuosus;
four-spotted moth, Tyta luctuosa
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Template:Wikt-lang L glowing cucubano, Ignelater luminuosus;
New Zealand glowworm, Arachnocampa luminosa;
striped flying squid, Eucleoteuthis luminosa
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Template:Wikt-lang L yellow, saffron-colored yellow mariposa lily, Calochortus luteus;
yellow vetch, Vicia lutea;
red-billed leiothrix, Leiothrix lutea


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Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) long, large big-headed mole rat, Tachyoryctes macrocephalus; rock onion, Allium macrum; sea snail, Turbonilla macra Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang G long-tailed hooded skunk, Mephitis macroura Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L spotted tiger quoll, Dasyurus maculatus; spotted sandpiper, Actitis macularius Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L from Madagascar Madagascar day gecko, Phelsuma madagascariensis madagascariensis; Malagasy ground boa, Acrantophis madagascariensis; Malagasy tree boa, Sanzinia madagascariensis; Madagascar fruit-bat argasid, Ornithodoros madagascariensis Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L great, large streaked spiderhunter, Arachnothera magna Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L greater great tit, Parus major
Template:Wikt-lang L from Malabar chestnut-tailed starling, Sturnia malabaricus
Template:Wikt-lang L bordered gold edge Japanese euonymus, Euonymus japonicus 'Aureomarginatus' ; marginated tortoise, Testudo marginata Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L of the sea sea beet, Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima;
samphire, Crithmum maritimum, sea holly, Eryngium maritimum;
polar bear, Ursus maritimus, sea rush, Juncus maritimus,
Template:Wikt-lang L from Mauretania (the Maghreb, northwest Africa) Balearic shearwater, Puffinus mauretanicus; Moroccan hairstreak, Tomares mauretanicus
Adscita mauretanica, a moth; Marginella mauretanica, a sea snail
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mauro- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) dark, black dark shrew, Crocidura maurisca
Template:Wikt-lang L largest royal tern, Sterna maxima
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) large, great megalodon shark, Carcharodon megalodon
megacephalus G big-headed Andriyashev large-headed sculpin, Andriashevicottus megacephalus; big-head rush, Juncus megacephalus; big-headed ant, Pheidole megacephala; big-headed tiger beetle, Megacephala megacephala; coastal plain hawkweed, Hieracium megacephalum; large-headed rice rat, Hylaeamys megacephalus Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L honey black sage, Salvia mellifera; Nephelium melliferum; western honey bee, Apis mellifera
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) black black-browed albatross, Thalassarche melanophris Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
melanocephalus G black-headed black-headed fleabane, Erigeron melanocephalus; black-headed snake, Tantilla melanocephala; ghost ant, Tapinoma melanocephalum Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
melanophyllus G black-leaved Melanophylla; Melanophyllum Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
melanops G black-eyed, black-faced black-eyed blue, Glaucopsyche melanops; black-fronted dotterel, Elseyornis melanops; gray spiny mouse, Scolomys melanops Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L bad odor striped skunk, Mephitis mephitis; yellow-pigmented bacteria, Luteimonas mephitis
Template:Wikt-lang L southern southern oak bush cricket, Meconema meridionale; Andean blueberry, Vaccinium meridionale
southern mammoth, Mammuthus meridionalis; Zimbabwe grey baboon tarantula, Ceratogyrus meridionalis
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Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) small littleleaf pussytoes, Antennaria microphylla
microphyllus G small-leaved baby sage, Salvia microphylla; boxleaf azara, Azara microphylla; littleleaf box, Buxus microphylla; littleleaf mock-orange, Philadelphus microphyllus; small-leaf climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L smallest least flycatcher, Empidonax minimus
Template:Wikt-lang L smaller great frigatebird, Fregata minor
Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L small dwarf waterclover, Marsilea minuta, little cuckoo, Coccycua minuta;
little gull, Hydrocoloeus minutus, harvest mouse, Micromys minutus;
little willowherb, Epilobium minutum,
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Template:Wikt-lang L necklace Conus monilifer
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) single Swinhoe's storm-petrel, Oceanodroma monorhis; Monotreme
Template:Wikt-lang L monoicous the sandpaper saucer-berry, Cordia monoica Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L Having a single sperm cell one-seed juniper Juniperus monosperma Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle
monspeliensis L from Montpellier Montpellier cistus, Cistus monspeliensis Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang of the mountains mountain bottlebrush, Melaleuca montana; mountain mahogany, Cercocarpus montanus; mountain thistle, Acanthus montanus; tree sparrow, Passer montanus Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) shape Menelaus blue morpho, Morpho menelaus
mus, mys L Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) mouse house mouse, Mus musculus; as rodent, e.g. Phoberomys, Telicomys
Template:Wikt-lang G to milk European nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus Caprimulgus
Template:Wikt-lang L growing on the wall annual wall-rocket Diplotaxis muralis, Psammophiliella muralis


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Template:Wikt-lang L having moles or spots varied thrush, Ixoreus naevius; spotted salamander, Hynobius naevius
striped cuckoo, Tapera naevia; common grasshopper warbler, Locustella naevia
spotted oncidium, Oncidium naevium; Cyrtidium naevium, a fungus
nanos G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) L Template:Wikt-lang dwarf brown-capped woodpecker, Dendrocopos nanus;
dwarf birch, Betula nana;
dwarf shrew, Sorex nanus
natans L floating Water caltrop, Trapa natans
Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang, nigr- L black black skimmer, Rynchops niger;
black pine, Pinus nigra;
black softshell turtle, Nilssonia nigricans;
black-footed albatross, Phoebastria nigripes;
black-spined Atlantic tree-rat, Phyllomys nigrispinus
See also: ater
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nippon(ensis) L from Japan (natively known as Nippon) freshwater shrimp, Macrobrachium nipponense; Japanese bobtail squid, Sepiolina nipponensis; Sika deer, Cervus nippon; Crested ibis, Nipponia nippon
See also: japonicus
Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang shining Baja cape kingsnake, Lampropeltis getula nitida;
Mauritius blue pigeon, Alectroenas nitidissima;
shining pea clam, Pisidium nitidum;
shining tree iguana, Liolaemus nitidus
Template:Wikt-lang L snow snow buckwheat, Eriogonum niveum;
snow bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis;
snow petrel, Pagodroma nivea;
snow sheep Ovis nivicola;
snowy plover, Charadrius nivosus;
snowy primrose, Primula nivalis;
snowy sunflower, Helianthus niveus;
Template:Wikt-lang L ninth honey fungus, Armillaria nabsnona
Template:Wikt-lang L from Norway Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus; brown rat, Rattus norvegicus; rose fish, Sebastes norvegicus; Northern krill, Meganyctiphanes norvegica; highland cudweed, Gnaphalium norvegicum; Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
nothos G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) L Template:Wikt-lang false, wrong bluefin notho killifish, Nothobranchius rachovii;
New Zealand red beech, Nothofagus fusca
noton G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) back black-backed antshrike, Thamnophilus melanonotus
notos G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) southern fawn hopping mouse, Notomys cervinus
Template:Wikt-lang L from New England humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae; Sphaerophoria novaeangliae, a syrphid fly
New England boneset, Eupatorium novae-angliae; New England aster, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Template:Wikt-lang L from New Holland (Australia) emu, Dromaius novaehollandiae; New Holland rattlepod, Crotalaria novae-hollandiae; Sepia novaehollandiae, a cuttlefish Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L from New Zealand southern boobook, Ninox novaeseelandiae
New Zealand scallop, Pecten novaezelandiae
yellow-dabbled flounder, Brachypleura novaezeelandiae
New Zealand horned orchid, Orthoceras novae-zeelandiae
red bidibid, Acaena novae-zelandiae
Template:Wikt-lang L from New York (Novum Eboracum) margined carrion beetle, Oiceoptoma noveboracense;
New York fern, Thelypteris noveboracensis;
northern waterthrush, Seiurus noveboracensis
Template:Wikt-lang L nine nine-banded armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus;
nine-spotted lady beetle, Coccinella novemnotata
Template:Wikt-lang L bearing nuts butter-nut of Guiana, Caryocar nuciferum;
coconut, Cocos nucifera
Template:Wikt-lang L nodding nodding madia, Harmonia nutans;
nodding spurge, Euphorbia nutans


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Template:Wikt-lang L dark dark bolo mouse, Necromys obscurus; dusky dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obscurus; obscure morning glory, Ipomoea obscura; rare clubmoss, Lycopodium obscurum Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L obsolete, degenerate Pantherophis obsoletus; Great Plains skink, Plestiodon obsoletus Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L western eastern arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis; western clover, Trifolium occidentale Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
ocean G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) ocean oceanic gecko, Gehyra oceanica;
Mediterranean tapeweed, Posidonia oceanica
octo-, octa- G Template:Wikt-lang Template:Wikt-lang eight common octopus, Octopus vulgaris
-odon, -odus G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl), Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) tooth Dimetrodon, Rhizodus
oeso- G Template:Lang (Template:Grc-transl), Template:Lang carry Oesophagostomum
Template:Wikt-lang L for the workshop; medicinal ginger, Zingiber officinale;
rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis
Template:Wikt-lang L used as a vegetable cabbage, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, and so on, Brassica oleracea; common sowthistle, Sonchus oleraceus Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang, Template:Wikt-lang L oil Omphalotus olearius, jack o'lantern mushroom
ommato- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl), gen. Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) eye Ommatokoita, Ommatochila, Ommatospila Template:Look from
ophis G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) serpent Carphophis vermis, western wormsnake
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) eye common rudd, Scardinius erythrophthalmus; Ariosoma ophidiophthalmus, an eel; Spanish ling, Molva macrophthalma; Hippopsicon macrophthalmum, a beetle; Cyprinion microphthalmum, a fish; gold-eye lichen, Teloschistes chrysophthalmus
ops G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) face, eye Triceratops
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) resembling Carolina parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis
Template:Wikt-lang L eastern Oriental cockroach, Blatta orientalis Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) straight Orthoptera
oryza G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) rice Asian rice, Oryza sativa; rice rats, Oryzomys
Template:Wikt-lang L egg-shaped shagbark hickory, Carya ovata Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle


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Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) thick, stout Pachycephalosaurus
Template:Wikt-lang L pale Dalmatian iris, Iris pallida Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
palustris L Template:Wikt-lang of the marsh mugger crocodile, Crocodylus palustris; marsh marigold, Caltha palustris; Sphagnurus paluster, mushroom; Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle - Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) all Pancratium (a flower); Pangaea
Template:Wikt-lang L, from G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) contrary to expectation, strange, uncharacteristic Pallas's sandgrouse, Syrrhaptes paradoxus, puzzle sunflower, Helianthus paradoxus
ghost mantis, Phyllocrania paradoxa, paradoxical frog, Pseudis paradoxa
green-banded broodsac, Leucochloridium paradoxum, few-flowered garlic, Allium paradoxum
Template:Wikt-lang L equal Syngrapha parilis, a moth; Metasphenisca parilis, a fruit fly
Nephroma parile, a fungus; Malmesbury pincushion, Leucospermum parile
Template:Wikt-lang L small-flowered small-flowered mallow, Malva parviflora;
thimbleberry, Rubus parviflorus
Template:Wikt-lang L small-leaved Chinese elm, Ulmus parvifolia;
littleleaf ceanothus, Ceanothus parvifolius;
small-leaved lomatium, Lomatium parvifolium
Template:Wikt-lang L small dwarf catshark, Asymbolus parvus;
mountain pygmy possum, Burramys parvus;
small onion, Allium parvum
Template:Wikt-lang L comb Venus comb murex, Murex pecten
ped L Template:Wikt-lang foot showy lady slipper, Cypripedium reginae
pelagicus L, G Template:Lang of the open sea pelagic cormorant, Phalacrocorax pelagicus Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
penn- L Template:Wikt-lang feather, wing Darwin's rhea, Rhea pennata;
great auk, Pinguinus impennis
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) five five-fingered skink, Chalcides pentadactylus
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl), L Template:Wikt-lang rock, stone Roberts's flat-headed bat, Sauromys petrophilus;
rock daisy, Erigeron petrophilus
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang eat African scat (fish), Scatophagus tetracanthus;
Ichthyophaga, the ("fish-eating") sea eagle
phenolicus L able to degrade phenol Pseudoalteromonas phenolica Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
philippinensis L from the Philippines katmon tree, Dillenia philippinensis;
Philippine cobra, Naja philippinensis
pholis G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) horny scale bluespotted grouper, Cephalopholis argus
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) leaf garden lupin, Lupinus polyphyllus
physi- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) nature Symphysia ("naturally joined") (a plant)
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) plant Astrophytum, Astrophytum myriostigma (a cactus); epiphyte
Template:Wikt-lang L painted Pimelodus pictus, a catfish;
painted skipper, Hesperilla picta;
painted tunicate, Clavelina picta;
Abutilon pictum, a shrub
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) flat and broad flathead trout, Salmo platycephalus; platypus
Template:Wikt-lang L feathered big tarweed, Blepharizonia plumosa; buzzer midge, Chironomus plumosus Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) foot, leg, stem red-footed spikesedge, Eleocharis erythropoda; Arthropoda; Gastropoda
poliocephalus G grey-headed ashy-headed goose, Chloephaga poliocephala;
grey-crowned flatbill, Tolmomyias poliocephalus;
grey-headed flying fox, Pteropus poliocephalus;
grey-headed goshawk, Accipiter poliocephalus;
hoary-headed grebe, Poliocephalus poliocephalus;
white-headed langur, Trachypithecus poliocephalus;
yellow-lored tody-flycatcher, Todirostrum poliocephalum
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) many, much common knotgrass, Polygonum aviculare
Template:Wikt-lang L fruit apple maggot, Rhagoletis pomonella;
apple murex, Phyllonotus pomum;
codling moth, Cydia pomonella;
emu apple, Kunzea pomifera;
Osage orange, Maclura pomifera
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) Pontic; from Pontus, Turkey Black Sea field mouse, Apodemus ponticus;
Pontic adder, Vipera pontica;
Pontic rhododendron, Rhododendron ponticum;
Roman wormwood, Artemisia pontica
Template:Wikt-lang L early early onion, Allium praecox;
neon rainbow, Melanotaenia praecox;
wintersweet, Chimonanthus praecox
Template:Wikt-lang L excelling Kamchatka bilberry, Vaccinium praestans;
goliath webcap mushroom, Cortinarius praestans;
(a butterfly), Ypthima praestans;
(a ground beetle), Lesticus praestans;
Tulipa praestans
Template:Wikt-lang L burned at the end, scorched, withered brownback trevally, Carangoides praeustus; Adetus praeustus, a beetle
Serixia praeusta, a beetle; Tricholauxania praeusta, a fly;
Trogoxylon praeustum, a beetle
Template:Wikt-lang L meadow Inyo meadow lupine, Lupinus pratensis;
meadow foxtail, Alopecurus pratensis;
meadow sedge, Carex praticola;
meadow waxcap, Cuphophyllus pratensis
Template:Wikt-lang L first, leader, principal, princely Korean wormwood, Artemisia princeps; princely spiny-tailed lizard, Uromastyx princeps; American pika, Ochotona princeps Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) first Protozoa
Template:Wikt-lang L itching velvet bean, Mucuna pruriens Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) false or fake Brazilian false rice rat, Pseudoryzomys simplex;
pastel flower, Pseuderanthemum variabile
psychrophilus G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) cold-loving bacterial rod, Flavobacterium psychrophilum;
bacterium, Geobacter psychrophilus;
whip-lash squid, Mastigoteuthis psychrophila
Template:Wikt-lang, Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) wing, feather white-winged tern, Chlidonias leucopterus;
Pteranodon (winged toothless);
Pterodactylus (winged finger);
Pteridophyta; Diptera;
Template:Wikt-lang L downy downy oak, Quercus pubescens Template:Intitle
pugil L Template:Wikt-lang a boxer fighting conch, Strombus pugilis Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L pretty little beautiful sunbird, Cinnyris pulchella;
green pygmy goose, Nettapus pulchellus
Template:Wikt-lang L dwarf Cape dwarf chameleon, Bradypodion pumilum;
dwarf cuckoo, Coccycua pumila;
dwarf mouse-ear, Cerastium pumilum;
eastern forest bat, Vespadelus pumilus;
shaggy fleabane, Erigeron pumilus;
Siberian elm, Ulmus pumila
Template:Wikt-lang L spotted, marked with punctures dotted thyme-moss, Rhizomnium punctatum;
thirteen-spotted lady beetle, Hippodamia tredecimpunctata
pungens L Template:Wikt-lang pungent blue spruce, Picea pungens;
pungent slippery jack, Suillus pungens
Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L somewhat purple veiled purple hygrophorus, Hygrophorus purpurascens Template:Intitle
purpureus L Template:Wikt-lang purple purple amole, Chlorogalum purpureum;
purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea;
purple finch, Haemorhous purpureus
Template:Wikt-lang L, from the Pygmaeī pygmy, dwarf Bornean orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus; pygmy three-toed sloth, Bradypus pygmaeus; Western Greece goby, Economidichthys pygmaeus; western pygmy marmoset, Cebuella pygmaea; smooth spike-primrose, Epilobium pygmaeum; alpine glacier poppy, Papaver pygmaeum Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) tail, rump chinstrap penguin, Pygoscelis antarcticus


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Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang four, square burr grass, Festuca quadriflora (four-flowered);
four-coloured bushshrike, Telophorus quadricolor;
fourspot butterflyfish, Chaetodon quadrimaculatus;
whorled loosestrife, Lysimachia quadrifolia (four-leaved)
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Template:Wikt-lang L root or radish taproot fleabane, Erigeron radicatus Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L branch branched draba, Draba ramosissima;
branched murex, Chicoreus ramosus
Template:Wikt-lang L royal Synalpheus regalis;
regal moth, Citheronia regalis;
royal lily, Lilium regale
repandus L Template:Wikt-lang curved upwards, turned up dragon's tongue, Hemigraphis repanda;
hedgehog mushroom, Hydnum repandum;
Peruvian apple cactus, Cereus repandus
Template:Wikt-lang L creeping, crawling (Template:Lang) creeping buttercup, Ranunculus repens
Template:Lang L unexpected (Template:Lang) white clover, Trifolium repens
Template:Wikt-lang, rept- L creeping, crawling bugle, Ajuga reptans;
creeping cinquefoil, Potentilla reptans; Reptilia
Template:Wikt-lang L reticulated mandarin orange, Citrus reticulata Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) nose orange leaf-nosed bat, Rhinonicteris aurantia; rhinoceros
rhiza G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) root bushy seedbox, Ludwigia helminthorrhiza; Rhizobium (nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria)
rhynchos G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) beak or snout mallard, Anas platyrhynchos; Rhamphorhynchus
rhytis G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) wrinkled, folded shaggy moss, Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus; Rhytidodon (syn. Rutiodon)
Template:Wikt-lang L rigid, stiff big galleta, Hilaria rigida Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
rossicus L from Russia Pliosaurus rossicus
Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang beak, bill, snout common crossbill, Loxia curvirostra
Template:Wikt-lang L with a beak buttoned snout moth, Hypena rostralis Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L Template:Wikt-lang having a beak beaked sedge, Carex rostrata;
beaked yucca, Yucca rostrata;
Caribbean sharp-nose puffer, Canthigaster rostrata;
longnose surgeonfish, Zebrasoma rostratum
Template:Wikt-lang, rubr- L Template:Wikt-lang red red maple, Acer rubrum;
red valerian, Centranthus ruber;
ruby bolete, Hortiboletus rubellus;
summer tanager, Piranga rubra
ruder- L Template:Wikt-lang, Template:Lang rubbish Cannabis ruderalis;
Porophyllum ruderale;
ruderal bumblebee, Bombus ruderatus
Template:Wikt-lang, rud- L rough, rude coarse chameleon, Trioceros rudis;
pied kingfisher Ceryle rudis;
rough gecko, Naultinus rudis;
rough mabuya, Eutropis rudis
Template:Wikt-lang, ruf- L red, reddish red wolf, Canis rufus;
rufous rubber cup, Galiella rufa
Template:Anchor rupicola L cliff dweller Diplacus rupicola, Death Valley monkeyflower; Narcissus rupicola; Tabernaemontana rupicola Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L reddish Lophocampa russus, a moth; Toxitiades russus, a beetle; Schistura russa, a stone loach; Steccherinum russum, a fungus Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L little reddish one greater white-toothed shrew, Crocidura russula; Mimeresia russulus, a butterfly; pinkmottle woodwax, Hygrophorus russula; Bryum russulum, a moss Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle


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Template:Wikt-lang L sacred See sanctus (species) Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L blood bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L wise recent subspecies of humans: Homo sapiens sapiens ("wise wise man")
Template:Wikt-lang L soapy soapworts (Saponaria spp.), soapbark (Quillaja saponaria), Ramaria flavosaponaria Template:Intitle
sarawakensis Malaysian from Sarawak Sarawak pygmy swellshark Cephaloscyllium sarawakensis Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L sown, cultivated oat, Avena sativa;
pea, Pisum sativum;
rice, Oryza sativa
Template:Wikt-lang, Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) lizard, reptile lancetfish, Alepisaurus; Maiasaura (dinosaur)
Template:Wikt-lang L written, scribbled, scrawled Cape bushbuck, Tragelaphus scriptus; scrawled filefish, Aluterus scriptus
pond slider, Trachemys scripta; long hoverfly, Sphaerophoria scripta;
Grammatophyllum scriptum, an orchid; Steindachneridion scriptum, a catfish
Template:Wikt-lang L sculpted reed-stemmed orchid, Epidendrum sculptum;
sculpted lanternshark, Etmopterus sculptus;
sculpted puffball, Calvatia sculpta
Template:Wikt-lang L seven seven-spot ladybird, Coccinella septempunctata
Template:Wikt-lang L Northern Hemisphere (septentrional, "of the seven plough-oxen", a reference to The Plough) northern rockling, Ciliata septentrionalis
northern spleenwort, Asplenium septentrionale
Template:Wikt-lang L bristly or shaggy hairy Atlantic spiny rat, Trinomys setosus;
artic iris Iris setosa,
Diadema setosum
sidero- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) iron Siderostigma, Sideroxylon; lesser horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus hipposideros Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang, Template:Wikt-lang Template:Wikt-lang L from woodland or forest; wild wildcat, Felis silvestris;
snowdrop anemone, Anemone sylvestris;
Wood frog, Lithobates sylvaticus
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Template:Wikt-lang L similar Callinectes similis Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L simple see List of species named simplex Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L from China tea, Camellia sinensis Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L showy queen's crape-myrtle, Lagerstroemia speciosa;
Japanese lily, Lilium speciosum
sperma G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) seed African daisies, Osteospermum
sphen-, Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) wedge tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus
Template:Wikt-lang l with scales scaly francolin, Pternistis squamatus, scaled woodcreeper, Lepidocolaptes squamatus
stoma G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) mouth, opening stomate, Gnathostomata
Template:Wikt-lang L striped African striped skink, Trachylepis striata;
striated heron, Butorides striatus;
striped Barbados lily, Hippeastrum striatum
Template:Wikt-lang L straight, narrow, erect chocolate lily, Dichopogon strictus;
Oxalis stricta; Babiana stricta; Nardus stricta,
bog haircap moss, Polytrichum strictum
Template:Wikt-lang, strig- L or G owl kakapo or owl parrot, Strigops habroptilus;
tawny frogmouth, Podargus strigoides;
tawny owl, Strix aluco
Template:Wikt-lang L cork cork oak, Quercus suber
suchos, Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) crocodile (from Egyptian) Eusuchia;
Template:Wikt-lang L furrowed furrowed wakerobin, Trillium sulcatum;
grooved helmet-orchid, Nematoceras sulcatum
syriacus L Syrian common milkweed, Asclepias syriacus Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle


Latin/Greek Language English Examples Search for titles containing the word or using the prefix:
Template:Wikt-lang, tardi- L slow, late great bustard, Otis tarda;
Chisos Mountains oak, Quercus tardifolia
Template:Wikt-lang, tel- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) far, distant New South Wales waratah, Telopea speciosissima
Template:Wikt-lang L clinging, tenacious bear grass, Xerophyllum tenax;
tough bully, Sideroxylon tenax;
tough-leaved iris, Iris tenax
Template:Wikt-lang L thin, slender, fine slender rush, Juncus tenuis;
plealeaf knotweed, Polygonum tenue
Template:Wikt-lang, Template:Wikt-lang L terrestrial large earth bumblebee, Bombus terrestris
bent orchid, Geodorum terrestre
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Lang four four-leaved allseed, Polycarpon tetraphyllum; Tetrapoda
therium, ther- G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl), Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) beast, wild animal giant ground sloth, Megatherium americanum;
stinkpot turtle, Sternotherus odoratus;
gelada, Theropithicus gelada
Template:Wikt-lang L shy, timid Mountain hare, Lepus timidus; Rhene timidus, a jumping spider; dwarf three-toed slider, Lerista timida; Elysia timida, a sea slug; Zodarion timidum, an ant spider Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L for dyeing woad, Isatis tinctoria Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L furry bristle-tail filefish, Acreichthys tomentosus;
fuzzy mock-orange, Philadelphus tomentosus;
woollyleaf ceanothus, Ceanothus tomentosus
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Lang (trachys) rough Trachyscorpia, fish genus; Trachyaretaon, insect genus Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang, tris- L Template:Wikt-lang, G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) three black-legged kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla;
three-cornered garlic, Allium triquetrum
Template:Wikt-lang, -thrix G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl), Template:Lang (Template:Grc-transl) hair cloud ear fungus, Auricularia polytricha
Template:Wikt-lang L three-part threepart violet, Viola tripartita;
threetip sagebrush, Artemisia tripartita
Template:AnchorTemplate:Wikt-lang L sad, disagreeable, bitter, foul ever-flowering gladiolus, Gladiolus tristis
American goldfinch, Carduelis tristis
Mupli beetle, Luprops tristis
Template:Wikt-lang L commonplace, ordinary tree pipit, Anthus trivialis;
southern dewberry, Rubus trivialis;
northern water plantain, Alisma triviale;
Bulbophyllum triviale, an orchid
Template:Wikt-lang L G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) cave-dweller chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes;
wren, Troglodytes troglodytes
Template:Wikt-lang L tropical Candida tropicalis (yeast);
Rostraureum tropicale (fungus)
Template:Wikt-lang L truncated, foreshortened common bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus;
pink fairy armadillo, Chlamyphorus truncatus;
rattlesnake flower, Brazoria truncata;
false Christmas cactus, Schlumbergera truncata;
Shantung maple, Acer truncatum;
truncate leek orchid, Prasophyllum truncatum
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Lang (typhlós) blind Typhlobarbus nudiventris, fish species; Typhlochactidae, scorpion family Template:Look from
Template:Wikt-lang G Template:Lang (túrannos) tyrant, tyrannical Tyrannosaurus rex; Tyrannodoris; Tyrannoneustes; Tyrannotitan;


Latin/Greek Language English Example Search for titles containing the word or using the prefix:
ulmus L elm American elm, Ulmus americana; elmleaf goldenrod, Solidago ulmifolia; Siberian elm, Ulmus pumila; Ulmus
ulos G Template:Lang (Template:Grc-transl) woolly Uloborus; Template:Wikt-lang; Ulotrichopus Template:Look from
unus L one Monotropa uniflora; unicolor woolly lemur, Avahi unicolor
ura G Template:Wikt-lang (Template:Grc-transl) of the tail mourning dove, Zenaida macroura; coral snake, Micrurus corallinus


Latin/Greek Language English Examples Search for titles containing the word or using the prefix:
Template:Wikt-lang L variable grey bunting, Emberiza variabilis Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
variegatus L variegated variegated laughingthrush, Garrulax variegatus; croton, Codiaeum variegatum Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L different, variegated, variable lace monitor, Varanus varius; yellow-bellied sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius
barred owl, Strix varia; purple crown vetch, Securigera varia
variable triplefin, Forsterygion varium; grass cerith, Bittiolum varium
velox, velocis L swift swift fox, Vulpes velox; Velociraptor Template:Intitle
ventralis L ventral, of the belly Hispaniolan parrot, Amazona ventralis;
southern dwarf chameleon, Bradypodion ventrale
Template:Wikt-lang L beautiful giraffe hap, Nimbochromis venustus; beautiful pit viper, Trimeresurus venustus
flamevine, Pyrostegia venusta; orchard spider, Leucauge venusta
Himalayan maidenhair, Adiantum venustum; magnificent leafy moss, Plagiomnium venustum
vernicosa L varnished varnished maxillaria, Maxillaria vernicosa Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
vernus, vernalis L spring spring gentian, Gentiana verna;
spring pheasant's eye, Adonis vernalis;
spring sneezeweed, Helenium vernale
verrucosus L rough-skinned Javan warty pig, Sus verrucosus; reef stonefish, Synanceia verrucosa Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
versicolor L many-colored varied honeyeater, Lichenostomus versicolor; Vietnam mouse-deer, Tragulus versicolor Template:Intitle
verticillata L whorled spaghetti bryozoan, Amathia verticillata; whorled plectranthus, Plectranthus verticillatus Template:IntitleTemplate:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
verus L true, genuine true aloe, Aloe vera; lady's bedstraw, Galium verum Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
victoriae L Victorian Victoria's bar, Cigaritis victoriae Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L hairy, shaggy hairy nightshade, Solanum villosum;
hairy stonecrop, Sedum villosum;
hairy vetch, Vicia villosa;
hairy woodpecker, Picoides villosus;
shaggy hawkweed, Hieracium villosum;
villous deadly carrot, Thapsia villosa
virginiana L Virginia Virginia opossum, Didelphis virginiana; Rosa virginiana, the Virginia rose Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L green frog orchid, Coeloglossum viride;
green alder, Alnus viridis;
green wrasse, Labrus viridis
virosus L poisonous cowbane, Cicuta virosa; poisonous lettuce, Lactuca virosa Template:Intitle - Template:Intitle
L grape vine inhabitant or cultivator Phomopsis viticola; Plasmopara viticola; Schizomyia viticola Template:Intitle
volans L flying flying dragon, Draco volans; southern flying squirrel, Glaucomys volans Template:Intitle
Template:Wikt-lang L common common octopus, Octopus vulgaris; common privet, Ligustrum vulgare Template:IntitleTemplate:Intitle


Latin/Greek Language English Example Search for titles containing the word or using the prefix:
xanthos G Template:Wikt-lang yellow yellow staining mushroom, Agaricus xanthodermus Template:Look from
zebratus L cross-striped Kolombatovic's goby, Chromogobius zebratus
zoster G Template:Lang (Template:Grc-transl) belt, girdle white-eyes, Zosterops; Zosterophyllum; Zosterocarpus abyssicola Template:Look from
zygos G Template:Wikt-lang joined Zygophyllum; Zygoptera Template:Look from

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