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to study plants or plant life.
to collect plants for scientific study.
to explore botanically; study the plant life of.
Historical Examples

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)


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