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nature study

noun
1.
the study of plants and animals, especially by amateurs.
Origin of nature study
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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Examples from the Web for nature study
Historical Examples
  • What emotions have you seen appealed to by a lesson in nature study?

    The Mind and Its Education

    George Herbert Betts
  • The blue ones are for nature study, the black and gold for business, and so on.

    The Torch Bearer

    I. T. Thurston
  • With all the rest there is a moral and religious value in nature study.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • One of his fads was biology, and another, allied to it, nature study.

    Batting to Win Lester Chadwick
  • "But we wanted a crow's nest for nature study," explained Anne.

    Anne Of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Besides the flower garden and nature study form her recreation.

    The American Country Girl Martha Foote Crow
  • He introduced the modern taste for nature study in its most beautiful way.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • There must be a dragon in the way, I suppose—in the way even of nature study.

    Roof and Meadow Dallas Lore Sharp
  • But to learn these things, even at our own disappointment is "nature study."

    Outdoor Sports and Games

    Claude H. Miller
  • The usual methods of nature study may be roughly divided into, 1.

    Outdoor Sports and Games

    Claude H. Miller
British Dictionary definitions for nature study

nature study

noun
1.
the study of the natural world, esp animals and plants, by direct observation at an elementary level
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