Buffon



Georges Louis Leclerc
[zhawrzh lwee luh-kler] /ʒɔrʒ lwi ləˈklɛr/ (Show IPA), Comte de, 1707–88, French naturalist.
Historical Examples

Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 65, No. 400, February, 1849 Various
Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism F. V. N. Painter
A History of French Literature Edward Dowden
The Hunters’ Feast Mayne Reid
Falling in Love Grant Allen
Evolution, Old & New Samuel Butler
The World’s Greatest Books – Volume 15 – Science Various
Evolution, Old & New Samuel Butler
Evolution, Old & New Samuel Butler
Evolution, Old & New Samuel Butler

noun
Georges Louis Leclerc (ʒɔrʒ lwi ləklɛr), Comte de. 1707–88, French encyclopedist of natural history; principal author of Histoire naturelle (36 vols., 1749–89), containing the Époques de la nature (1777), which foreshadowed later theories of evolution
Buffon
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French naturalist who spent his life compiling the Histoire naturelle, in which he attempted to discuss all of the facts about the natural world known at that time. It eventually reached 44 volumes and laid the foundation for later studies in biology, zoology, and anatomy.

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