intransitive verb botanized, botanizing
- to gather plants for botanical study
- to study plants, esp. in their natural environment
to investigate the plant life of (a region)
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- botanizer noun
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verb bot·a·nized, bot·a·niz·ing, bot·a·niz·es verb, intransitive
- To collect plants for scientific study.
- To investigate or study plants scientifically.
To investigate or explore the plant life of (a region).
- botˈa·nizˌer noun