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1 In B. xviii. c. 34.
2 Though borrowed from Theophrastus and the Greek school, this distinction is absurd and unfounded.
3 It is not the fact that the seed of the round kind, after repeated sowings, will produce long roots. Pliny, however, has probably miscopied Theophrastus, who says, Hist. Plant. B. vii. c. 4, that this transformation takes place when the seed is sown very thick. This assertion, however, is no more founded on truth than that of Pliny.
5 Properly radish.
6 Properly radish.
8 Properly radish.
9 See B. xx. c. 49. Fée queries whether this radish may not be the Raphanus raphanistrum of botanists. See B. xviii. c. 34.
10 See B. xviii. c. 35.
11 "Nostratibus." Poinsinet would render this, "Those of my native country," i. e. the parts beyond the Padus. As Pliny resided at Rome during the latter part of his life, there can be little doubt but that he alludes to the vicinity of Rome.
12 See B. xviii. c. 34.
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