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For language mavens, a lively exploration of the origins and development of 24 flower names, from aster to zinnia. Barnette weaves together the diverse elements that, over the centuries, have formed each word's colorful etymological history. Elegantly designed and illustrated throughout--a charming gift for language buffs and armchair gardeners.

A Garden of Words 2005, iUniverse, Lincoln

ISBN-13: 9780595347490

Trade paperback

A Garden of Words 1992, Crown Publishing Group (NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780812918489