Bellevalia forniculata

peter maynard
Tue, 18 Feb 2003 14:53:51 PST
Arnold , 
The simple translation of the Latin forniculatus is arched or vault, referring here to the flower shape:, a mountain side meadow full of them is a wonderful sight like a deep blue sea. I understand that the Roman brothels were often down in the cellar where probably the activity took place under an arched or vaulted roof leading to the colloquial use

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