Subject-specific dictionaries are reference books that contain an alphabetical list of words with information about them that is specific to that particular subject and not necessarily generic like you would find in an average, everyday dictionary.
This web version of Glossarium Polyglottum Bryologiae contains the 1,181 English terms and their definitions from the original publication. The Latin entry has been included along with the translated term(s) in French, German, and Spanish from the original publication.
The following list of horticultural terms were originally compiled from two OSU Horticulture & Crop Science courses (Landscape Plants and General Plant Biology) and the OSU Extension Master Gardener training manual. The addition of images linked from other sites has been accomplished by students in our distance education course, "Introduction to Horticulture."
The main objective of the Plant Ontology Consortium (POC) is to develop, curate and share controlled vocabularies (ontologies) that describe plant structures and growth and developmental stages, providing a semantic framework for meaningful cross-species queries across databases. The Plant Ontology (PO) has been developed and maintained with the primary goal to facilitate and accommodate functional annotation efforts in plant databases and by the plant research community at large.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
This is the most comprehensive paperback dictionary of botany available. With over 5,500 clear and concise entries, it is invaluable to students, amateur botanists and naturalists, and the general reader with an interest in plants.
Knowledge of plant names can give insight into largely forgotten beliefs. This title contains over 30,000 vernacular and literary English names of plants. It is suitable for plant scientists, linguists, botanists, and historians.
This reference book has 2 sections. The first section gives a historical account of the significant changes in the ways by which plants have been known and named. It documents the problems associated with an increasing number of common names of plants, and the resolution of these problems through the introduction of International codes for both botanical and horticultural nomenclature. The second section comprises a glossary of generic and specific plant names, and components of these, from which the reader my interpret the existing names of plants and construct new names.
A marvelous resource for anyone who wishes to familiarize themselves with plant identification keys, this volume (first published in 1994, with numerous reprints) assembles a visual glossary of botanical terms. The first section presents the alphabetical glossary of some 2,400 terms commonly used in plant description and identification. The second part groups related terms to facilitate study and comparison. Illustrated with clear b&w line drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR