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botany definition

Overview

This page has 4 definitions of botany in English. Botany is a noun. Examples of how to use botany in a sentence are shown. Also define these 5 related words and terms: plant, biology, flora, treatise, and study.

English

Etymology

First attested in 1696: Back-formation from botanic.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɒtəni/, /ˈbɒtni/, /-ɪ/
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Noun

botany (countable and uncountable, plural botanies)

  1. (uncountable) The scientific study of plants, a branch of biology. Typically those disciplines that involve the whole plant.
    • Plant definition
      An organism that is not an animal, especially an organism capable of photosynthesis. Typically a small or herbaceous organism of this kind, rather than a tree. (1 of 15 plant definitions)
  2. The plant life of a geographical area; flora.
    the botany of Greenland
  3. The properties and life phenomena exhibited by a plant, plant type, or plant group.
  4. (countable) A botanical treatise or study, especially of a particular system of botany or that of a particular place.
    • Study definition
      To review materials already learned in order to make sure one does not forget them, usually in preparation for an examination. (1 of 6 study definitions)

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