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Definition of "herbarium" []

  • A collection of dried plants mounted, labeled, and systematically arranged for use in scientific study. (noun)
  • A place or institution where such a collection is kept. (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.

Use "herbarium" in a sentence
  • "I was working in a herbarium, which is like a plant reference library."
  • "Thus Brother Oswin's latest achievement in the herbarium was the reason for Cadfael returning to his workshop that evening after supper, and for his involvement in all that happened afterwards."
  • "His herbarium is the first collection deserving the name."