Botany meaning

bŏt'n-ē
The definition of botany is the study of plant life, or the plant life and vegetation of a particular area.

When a scientist studies plants in the rain forest, this is an example of studying botany.

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The plant life of a particular area.

The botany of the Ohio River valley.

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The characteristic features and biology of a particular kind of plant or plant group.
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The plant life of an area.
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The characteristics or properties of a plant or plant group.
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The plant life of a particular area.

The botany of the Ohio River valley.

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The characteristic features and biology of a particular kind of plant or plant group.
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The scientific study of plants, including their growth, structure, physiology, reproduction, and pathology, as well as their economic use and cultivation by humans.
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The plant life of a particular area.
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(uncountable) The scientific study of plants, a branch of biology. Typically those disciplines that involve the whole plant.
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The plant life, or the properties and life phenomena exhibited by a plant, plant type, or plant group.
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(countable) A botanical treatise or study, especially of a particular system of botany or that of a particular place.
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The branch of biology that studies plants, their life, structure, growth, classification, etc.
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Origin of botany

  • Back-formation from earlier botanic botanical from Late Latin botanicus botanical
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • First attested in 1696: Back-formation from botanic..
    From Wiktionary