About the Journal
From Me to You
Calendar of Events
Things to Expect & Do
Ask A Gardener
Tomatoes in the
Creating A Butterfly
Stories to Delight
BCI Celebrates 20th
Designing Your Own
Herbs for the Bath
Center for Native &
January Citrus Clinic
W O R D W I S E
Definitions for terms used in this issue...
arthropods (See Butterfly Garden) Invertebrate animals of the
phylum Arthropoda, including insects, crustaceans, arachnids,
and myriapods characterized by a chitinous exoskeleton and a
segmented body to which jointed appendages are articulated
cultivar (See Tomatoes) An
organism of a kind originating and persistent under cultivation.
echolocation (See BCI) A process
for locating distant or invisible objects by means of sound waves
reflected back to the emitter by the objects.
hybrid (See Tomatoes) The offspring of two similar animals
or plants. Some hybrids occur naturally; some are deliberately
insectivorous (See BCI) Depending
on insects as food.
microclimate (See Desert Oasis) The local climate of a small site
or habitat. A microclimate might be as small as a shaded corner in a yard.
nectary (See Sacred Datura) A plant gland that secretes nectar.
ristra (See Holiday Recycling)
From the Spanish word riestra for rope or cord. A string of foodstuffs
such as chilies, onions, and garlic that have been threaded together for storage.
scarify (See Sacred Datura) To cut or soften the outer layer of a
hard seed to hasten germination.
vivarium (See CNUW) A preserve or terrarium for small animals.
Maricopa County Master Gardener Volunteer Information
Last Updated January 25, 2003
Author: Lucy K. Bradley, Extension Agent Urban Horticulture, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County
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