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From: Lewandjim at aol.com (Jim Langhammer) on 1998.10.21 at 19:20:02(2711)
Hi Clarence and interested parties!

You are confusing "atrox" meaning horrible, frightful, etc. (compare to
Crotalus atrox - the rattlesnake) with "ater" meaning black or dark.

Hence, combinations with purpureum would translate roughly as "dark

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