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2008-07-28 06:00:45

By GARETH EDWARDS YOU could say he is the florist of Arabia. An Edinburgh botanist has just been honoured by the Saudi government for decades of conservation work in the country. Tony Miller, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh's specialist on the flora of Arabia, was presented with a honorary plaque from Prince Bander Bin Saud Bin Mohammad, on behalf of the country's National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development (NCWCD). The ornate centrepiece is a model of the head...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.