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botanical garden

a garden for the exhibition and scientific study of collected, growing plants, usually in association with greenhouses, herbariums, laboratories, etc.
Also called botanic garden.
Origin of botanical garden
First recorded in 1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The Park and botanical garden are also not without interest.

    Travels in the Far East

    Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • The botanical garden at Demerara may be as good, if not larger and better.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield
  • The house of the great botanist and the botanical garden were not neglected.

    Up The Baltic Oliver Optic
  • The botanical garden, in one of the courts of the viceroy's palace.

  • The botanical garden does not appear so good as that of Edinburgh.

    Peregrine in France William Bromet
  • The botanical garden is well worth a visit by all lovers of horticulture.

    Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou
  • Do you think I can get a job in a botanical garden or something?

    Collector's Item Evelyn E. Smith
  • When we saw him, he was watering the plants in the botanical garden.

    Over Strand and Field

    Gustave Flaubert
  • There is a special "botanical garden," which is much frequented by students.

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil David W. Bartlett
  • So favorable is the climate, that nearly the whole country might be turned into a botanical garden.

    Under the Southern Cross Maturin M. Ballou

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