Ortolano /orto’lano/ masc. (fem. –a)


1: One who cultivates a garden; a gardener

2: ORNIT. Ortolan bunting (Emberiza hortulana). Small, European songbird found in garden hedgerows and vineyards.


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Listen to the zucchini story: An interview by Jeremy Cherfas of the podcast Eat This, who wanted the back story after our zucchini research appeared in the Annals of Botany of Oxford University Press.



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