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ethnobotany

[eth-noh-bot-n-ee]
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noun
  1. the plant lore and agricultural customs of a people.
  2. Anthropology. the systematic study of such lore and customs.

Origin of ethnobotany

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; ethno- + botany
Related formseth·no·bo·tan·ic [eth-noh-buh-tan-ik] /ˌɛθ noʊ bəˈtæn ɪk/, eth·no·bo·tan·i·cal, adjectiveeth·no·bot·a·nist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ethnobotany

ethnobotany

noun
  1. the branch of botany concerned with the use of plants in folklore, religion, etc
Derived Formsethnobotanist, noun
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