Definition of Tradescant, John in English:

Tradescant, John

proper noun

  • (1570–1638), English botanist and horticulturalist. He was the earliest known collector of plants and other natural history specimens, and took part in collecting trips to western Europe, Russia, and North Africa. His son John (1608–62) added many plants to his father's collection, which was eventually bequeathed to Elias Ashmole.


Tradescant, John