Naturalist



a person who studies or is an expert in , especially a zoologist or botanist.
an adherent of in literature or art.
Contemporary Examples

Whenever I read Matthiessen the naturalist, I am reminded of a film clip I once saw of him trying to catch a snake in the wild.
Peter Matthiessen Was One of the Greatest Writers of a Great Generation Malcolm Jones April 6, 2014

“This is boom time for meat eaters,” David Attenborough, naturalist and BBC broadcaster, once said.
Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot Joanna Eede July 8, 2013

She was extraordinarily beautiful, but she was just a brilliant, naturalist actor, too.
Tracey Ullman’s 11 Favorite British Performances Ever Tracey Ullman December 25, 2010

Doug Peacock is a naturalist and author who lives in Montana.
Incontrovertible Evidence Proves the First Americans Came From Asia Doug Peacock March 26, 2014

Archie Carr, The Windward Road: Adventures of a naturalist On Remote Caribbean Shores—The title tells you a lot, but not enough.
Book Bag: Overlooked Classic Books From the Sunshine State Randy Wayne White September 29, 2014

Historical Examples

He is thus acting in precisely the same manner as is the naturalist who starts from an altogether different set of premises.
A Grammar of Freethought Chapman Cohen

The painter would not depict every twig, as would the naturalist.
The Forest Stewart Edward White

Every naturalist has his own method of prying into the ways of the fowls of the air or the beasts of the field.
Glimpses of Indian Birds Douglas Dewar

If you are a naturalist, here are grand forests to contemplate.
The Strollers Frederic S. Isham

“Look away over there,” the naturalist said, pointing to a distant wall of rock that was many hundred feet high.
Captured by the Arabs James H. Foster

noun
a person who is expert or interested in botany or zoology, esp in the field
a person who advocates or practises naturalism, esp in art or literature
n.

“student of plants and animals,” c.1600, from French naturaliste, from natural (see natural (adj.)). Earlier “one who studies natural, rather than spiritual, things” (1580s).
naturalist
(nāch’ər-ə-lĭst)
A person who specializes in natural history, especially in the study of plants and animals in their natural surroundings.

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