- a specialist in botany.
Origin of botanist
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Examples from the Web for botanist
The renowned 20th-century American botanist Luther Burbank first made a name for himself when he invented the Burbank potato.The Secrets of Hybrid Fruit
January 22, 2010
In “Inverness,” a botanist finds something like faith through an encounter with an obsessed Loch Ness Monster hunter.Great Reads for the Holidays
December 25, 2009
What a paradise this would be for the botanist in spring, or for the portrait painter!The Roof of France
He is a man of wisdom and a botanist to boot—or do I mean withal?
The botanist tapped the arm of his chair with definite, meditative taps.Plotting in Pirate Seas
And yet does not the botanist like to study the flower in the soil where it grows?Pipefuls
As a boy the future botanist developed an astonishing faculty of climbing.Captains of Industry
Word Origin and History for botanist
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