Definition of "botanist" []

  • One who specializes in botany. (noun)
  • The study of plants, including their classification, structure, physiology, ecology, and economic importance (noun)

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  • The plant life of a particular region or time (noun)
  • The biological characteristics of a particular group of plants (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "botanist" in a sentence
  • "The old lady herself is free to speak as she thinks of Sir Adrian, having no designs upon him for Lady Gertrude, that young lady being engaged to a very distinguished and titled botanist, now hunting for ferns in the West Indies."
  • "At length perceiving me inflexibly resolved, he gave it to M. d'Alibard, formerly tutor to the young Chenonceaux, and known as a botanist by his Flora Parisiensis."
  • "The two new professorships in zoölogy were filled, one by Lamarck, previously known as a botanist, and the other by the young Étienne"