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Definition of "botany" []

  • The science or study of plants. (noun)
  • A book or scholarly work on this subject. (noun)
  • The plant life of a particular area: the botany of the Ohio River valley. (noun)
  • The characteristic features and biology of a particular kind of plant or plant group. (noun)
  • The study of plants, including their classification, structure, physiology, ecology, and economic importance (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The plant life of a particular region or time (noun)
  • The biological characteristics of a particular group of plants (noun)

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Use "botany" in a sentence
  • "She had a master's degree in botany from the University of Maryland."
  • "But I like the “botany is underrated” comment best!"
  • "These organizations, along with leading institutions in botany (the Missouri Garden and the Kew Gardens) and other key organizations (the Marine Biological Laboratory and Harvard Museum Libraries) have joined forces to create the Biodiversity Heritage Library (see my earlier post)."