Technical resources in Spanish

Asked March 12, 2015, 10:25 AM EDT

Hello! I work at a greenhouse and am trying to open bilingual communications. At the moment we have many informal words for things like "callus" and "crown" to describe our tissue culture plants but would love to know the actual terms for them (and other plant parts) in Spanish so we can educate everyone equally. Do you know of a good Spanish resource with technical plant terms, maybe a college or university text we can create a dictionary from? Thank you!

Clackamas County Oregon spanish horticulture

1 Response

I could suggest these dictionaries:

1. Thomson's Spanish-English English-Spanish Illustrated Agricultural Dictionary Paperback – February, 1993. This is very basic but could be useful.

2. English-Spanish Dictionary of Plant Biology: Includes Plantae, Monera, Protoctista, Fungi and Index of a Spanish Equivalents (Spanish Edition) , 2002. D.Morris. I haven't seen this one but it could have more technical terms.
3. Diccionario de floricultura Ball/Ball Floriculture Dictionary: English-Spanish/Spanish-English with Spanish Definitions – July 1, 1995.
In my Extension and outreach program I do bilingual education for nurseries and greenhouse's workers. I will be glad to customize a training for your workers that could help them to learn new technical words.
You could contact me by email: luisa.santamaria@oregonstate.edu