Plinius, The name of two noble learned men, the one wrote the moste excellent worke, called the Historie of Nature: the other wrate eloqnt Epissles, and an Oration to Trasane in his commendation, whiche Oratien is called Pancgyricus. There is also a worke of the practise of phisick in the name of Plinius, but whether it were of the firs Plinit or no, it is not dery certayne: some call him Valerianus.
Lewis and Short: Latin dictionary
Plīnĭus, i, m., Pliny, name of a Roman gens. The most celebrated are, I. C. Plinius Secundus, also called Major (the Elder), author of an encyclopedical work in 37 books, who lost his life in an eruption of Vesuvius, A. D. 79.—II. His nephew, C. Plinius Caecilius, also called Junior (the Younger), author of Letters and a Pane gyric on the emperor Trajan: facundus, Mart. 10, 19, 3.—III. Plinius Valerianus, a physician in the time of the emperor Constantine.—Hence, Plīnĭānus, a, um, adj., belonging to or named after a Pling, Plinian: rasa, Plin. 15, 25, 30, 103.