[Taxacom] shortest description

Francisco Welter-Schultes fwelter at gwdg.de
Fri Feb 25 16:58:08 CST 2011

> "Excellent" seems much more likely than "thin", but given that nothing
> else is said it, a pedant could argue that either interpretation is
> possible.  The members of the genus are rather small for eating and
> likely to carry parasites.
> Given the lack of information about Benson's taste in lymnaeids, I
> don't know what he would think is "fine".

Is it possible that "fine" had another meaning in the English spoken in 1836?

Something like "nice/beautiful" is currently approximately the meaning of
the word "fein" in German.


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