Asked in Trees
What is latin for the ponderosa pine?
The Bull Pine otherwise known as the Western Yellow Pine or Ponderosa Pine has the latin name Pinus ponderosa. This is neither an improvement nor a criticism but I have never heard of a Bull Pine or a Ponderosa Pine tho you are spot on with Western Yellow Pine. I think this is where local common names can confuse and shows the value of using the Latin name. ...
Asked in Cows and Cattle, English to Latin, Taxonomy
What is the Definition for bos Taurus in Latin?
Bos taurus is the modern scientific name for domestic cattle, according to the so-called "binomial nomenclature" established by Carl Linnaeus in the 18th century. To a Roman, the phrase would have seemed a bit redundant. Bos is the Latin word for a bull or cow (it can be either masculine or feminine), and taurus is a Latin form of the Greek word tauros, "bull". ...
What was minotaurs Roman name?
Because this myth has Greek origins, and the word for bull in Latin (taurus) comes from the Greek word ταυρος (tauros), in Latin, it would been simply called "Minotaurus". ...
What Latin word means cow?
The Latin word bos could be of either gender and mean either "bull" or "cow". If the ancient Romans wanted to say explicitly that the animal was female, they used the phrase bos femina, literally "female cattle". ...