to study plants or plant life.
to collect plants for scientific study.
to explore botanically; study the plant life of.
Many Thoughts of Many Minds Various
The Joys of Being a Woman Winifred Kirkland
Travels in the Interior of North America, Part I, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843) Alexander Philipp Maximilian, Prince of Wied
Sister Anne (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume X) Charles Paul de Kock
Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
Wenderholme Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Maori and Settler G. A. Henty
Fibble, D. D. Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
(intransitive) to collect or study plants
(transitive) to explore and study the plants in (an area or region)
a specialist in botany. Contemporary Examples Great Reads for the Holidays Taylor Antrim December 24, 2009 The Secrets of Hybrid Fruit Stacey Slate January 21, 2010 Historical Examples Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror Richard Linthicum The Plant Hunters Mayne Reid Whirligigs O. Henry The Plant Hunters Mayne Reid Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, […]
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a bay on the SE coast of Australia, near Sydney: site of early British penal colony. Historical Examples An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island John Hunter An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island John Hunter noun an inlet of the Tasman Sea, on the […]
a fine wool obtained from merino sheep. noun a fine wool from the merino sheep