In theory, we can easily attach a derived adjective to it's noun source. But, as far as I see this, it almost never happens. Yet, I would say, there are very few examples in some languages that are used in practice. Usually for emphasis - in order to stress the "pure"/essential/natural characteristics of the noun when they sometimes get blurred.

My question, out of curiosity: can we find such examples in the Latin corpus? something like "coronaria corona" or "cibarius cibus"? examples like the English "orange[color] orange[fruit]" also count.

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