[115a] or the mountains or the plains, but likewise also for this animal, which of its nature is the largest and most voracious. And in addition to all this, it produced and brought to perfection all those sweet-scented stuffs which the earth produces now, whether made of roots or herbs or trees, or of liquid gums derived from flowers or fruits. The cultivated fruit1 also, and the dry,2 which serves us for nutriment, and all the other kinds that we use for our meals—the various species of which are comprehended under the name “vegetables”—
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