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An arranged collection of dried plants; a herbarium.
- ‘My business was to collect specimens as for a hortus siccus; not to cull flowers as for an anthology.’
- ‘But really discussion seems pretty superfluous here and now; for if the better opinion were that history is a mere hortus siccus of documents and anecdotes, there would be no reason why I should be here at all, or, being here, why there should be any one to listen to me.’
- ‘There are no Dutch collections made by him in DBN; the entry in Index Herbariorum is incorrect as the Dutch collection (i.e. this hortus siccus) was prepared by ‘Dominus Gayvian’.’
- ‘Although still young, he has evinced powers of a nature very unusual in men whose lives, like his own, have been mainly devoted to the hortus siccus of classical erudition.’
- ‘Each hortus siccus she sent was remarkable for the precision both of mounting and description.’
- ‘He has also taken to collecting a hortus siccus, and was once mentioned in the Saturday Magazine as having been the first to find a plant, whose name I have forgotten, in the neighbourhood of Battersby.’
- ‘The hortus siccus of Petrus Cadéis is a description of the oldest known collection of dried plants made in the Low Countries.’
Latin, literally dry garden.
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