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    Latin question.

    No, not latino Rueben but latin. The first crocuses are up in my garden. Spring is nigh! Shouldn't the pural of crocus be croci or something similar and not crocuses?

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    It's croquet.
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    Wiki says both.... Crocus (plural: crocuses, croci).

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    No, not latino Rueben but latin. The first crocuses are up in my garden. Spring is nigh! Shouldn't the pural of crocus be croci or something similar and not crocuses?
    Good, because I have no idea how that's called in Spanish. It looks like just another "matojo" to me.
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    Isn't crocus an english word?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete In Az View Post
    Isn't crocus an english word?
    Dunno, but Krokus is Swiss.
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    Latin plural would be croci, however, crocus is actually Greek origin (Krokos), so it would be crocuses.
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    Croquet.
    Go with Croquet.
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    croak us ass or is it crow cuss us?
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    Crow cuss you...
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    The English plural would be crocuses. The Latin plural would be croci... I think. 4 years of Latin in High School has not helped me. BTW I think it's acceptable to just say crocus meaning more than one crocus. Kind of like you would say fish not fishes.
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    And if you use fish meal as a fertilizer they will blossom into beautiful salmon croquettes:

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    If you're using the Latin for the genus name you should capitalize it, Crocus/Croci, otherwise it's English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    And if you use fish meal as a fertilizer they will blossom into beautiful salmon croquettes:

    Are those the fertilizer? Or the Croquets?

    And, did you use a mallet to make them?
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