[li-nee-uh n] /lɪˈni ən/
of or relating to , who established the binomial system of scientific nomenclature.
noting or pertaining to a system of botanical classification introduced by him, based mainly on the number or characteristics of the stamens and pistils.
of or relating to Linnaeus
relating to the system of classification of plants and animals using binomial nomenclature
Linnean also Linnaean
Relating to the system of taxonomic classification and binomial nomenclature originated by Carolus Linnaeus. In the Linnean system, organisms are grouped according to shared characteristics into a hierarchical series of fixed categories ranging from subspecies at the bottom to kingdom at the top. Compare cladistics.
- Linnean classification
A way of organizing living things. In biology, plants and animals have traditionally been classified by the structure of their bodies, in a descending hierarchy of categories: kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. For example, human beings are classified as belonging to the animal kingdom, the phylum of chordates, the class of mammals, […]
[lin-it] /ˈlɪn ɪt/ noun 1. a small Old World finch, Carduelis cannabina. 2. any of various related birds, as the house finch. /ˈlɪnɪt/ noun 1. a brownish Old World finch, Acanthis cannabina: the male has a red breast and forehead 2. Also called house finch. a similar and related North American bird, Carpodacus mexicanus n. […]
noun 1. a small hole joining a glassmaking furnace to the arch.
/ˈlɪnɪ/ noun 1. (Southwest English, dialect) a lean-to shed