- the study of plants and animals, especially by amateurs.
Origin of nature study
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for nature study
Can any one say that the city offers a poor chance for nature-study?
He cannot be educated on nature-study alone, but he ought not to be educated without it.
The proper objects of nature-study are the things that one oftenest meets.
Primarily, nature-study, as the writer conceives it, is not knowledge.
It is said that nature-study teaching is not thorough and therefore is undesirable.
- the study of the natural world, esp animals and plants, by direct observation at an elementary level
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