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1The scientific study of plants, including their physiology, structure, genetics, ecology, distribution, classification, and economic importance.
- ‘These distinctions may seem somewhat arbitrary, but they highlight fundamentally different attitudes toward plant ecology, to science in general and to botany in particular.’
- ‘To round out his background before leaving, Lewis went to Philadelphia to study botany, zoology and navigation.’
- ‘It also had ramifications in physiology, botany, and metallurgy.’
- ‘Those with a scientific background of botany should take up a detailed study of endangered plant species to determine why they are dying out.’
- ‘The present trend is that technocrats want to study botany in air-conditioned rooms, and not in fields.’
- ‘Modelling of plant growth and architecture relies on biological assumptions borrowed from botany and crop physiology.’
- ‘This is a great piece to do when it can be timed to coincide with the science curriculum and studies of botany.’
- ‘This text will be helpful to beginners in the field of economic botany, but the authors recommend further research for the serious student.’
- ‘Local field botany was so important that TBC members could support a separate journal just devoted to that subject.’
- ‘At the other end, exactly reproducible images revolutionized the study of subjects like geography, astronomy, botany, anatomy, and mathematics.’
- ‘During his tenure at Western, Gary taught courses in principles of biology, protistology, general botany, plant morphology, and freshwater algae.’
- ‘By the time I was adolescent, my father was involved in the study of botany and local historical sites.’
- ‘Each of us has a great gift—the love of plants and botany—that we must pass on to our students and the public.’
- ‘It should certainly be considered as a student textbook for courses on dendrology and field botany.’
- ‘The authors document how this treatise has significantly influenced the course of medicine and the study of botany over the years.’
- ‘The first chapter is a nice general introduction to the anatomy and morphology of trees—the basic botany needed to understand and use the field guide.’
- ‘Background in botany, plant ecology, and geology is helpful.’
- ‘There he studied mathematics, physics, chemistry, botany and zoology.’
- ‘Linnean tradition classified them as plants properly studied in botany.’
- ‘She had degrees in botany and in plant physiology and had been employed by the Open University since 1972.’
- 1.1 The plant life of a particular region, habitat, or geological period.‘the botany of North America’
- ‘The complete account of the botany of the voyage was written by Gaudichaud in 1826.’
- ‘His political conclusion repudiates the crude nationalism, a form of anthropomorphism when all is said and done, which projects upon regional botany its vainglorious xenophobia.’
- ‘Well, you can imagine any mad botany or geology you please.’
- ‘First they're introduced to the internal structures and geometries of the desert geology and botany.’
- ‘He knows the geology and botany, can describe all that creeps and crawls, bounds and flies and, above all, is able and willing to share his enthusiasms.’
Late 17th century: from earlier botanic (from French botanique, based on Greek botanikos, from botanē ‘plant’) + -y.
Merino wool, especially from Australia.
Late 19th century: named after Botany Bay, from where the wool originally came.
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