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botany

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Definition the branch of biology that studies plants; or all the plant life in a particular region or period
  • She is studying botany.
  • She is studying the botany of southeastern China.
  • A person with a better grasp of botanical principles would probably not have eaten them, but it was an innocent error.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • botanical = related to the study of plants
  • An extensive search of the medical and botanical literature yielded not a single indication that any part of H. alpinum is poisonous.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • botanical = related to the study of plants
  • Richardson also happened to be the botanist who first wrote a scientific description of H. mackenzii and gave the plant its botanical name.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • botanist = person who studies plants
  • Richardson also happened to be the botanist who first wrote a scientific description of H. mackenzii and gave the plant its botanical name.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • botanical = related to the study of plants
  • The plant, known to botanists as Hedysarum alpinum, grows in gravelly soil throughout the region.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • botanists = people who study plants
  • Although a slightly smaller plant, wild sweet pea looks so much like wild potato that even expert botanists sometimes have trouble telling the species apart.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • botanists = people who study plants
  • In 1848, while leading an expedition through the Canadian Arctic in search of the by then missing Franklin, Richardson made a botanical comparison of H. alpinum and H. mackenzii.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • botanical = related to the study of plants
  • A. califomica grows only in gypsum soil of a sort that occurs in abundance along the south shore of Lake Mead, so that is where Walsh led his team of rangers to conduct the botanical survey.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • botanical = regarding plant life in a particular region
  • Alchemy is a peculiar combination of chemistry, botany, medicine, astronomy and astrology.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • It was very little, but enough to make him appear to her a Porson or Bentley, and to put him at his ease with botanical nomenclature.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • It's the home of Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden, and a secret Traveler flume into the unknown.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • Why don't some of you take up botany?
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • We can go to the zoo or the botanical garden or the aquarium, and then we'll have the most politically correct and scrumptious omelets we can find.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • If everybody got their deserts, Bulstrode might have had to say his prayers at Botany Bay.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • There, in a small area like a courtyard, is the Applicable Sciences botany pond.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Eustace, who was really rather good at botany; said it wasn't, and he was probably right; but it was something of very much the same kind.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • He still shot at things, but he was always in the front row for the services, watching old Roberts like a botanist watching a rare beetle.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • You think I pay attention in botany class?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones

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