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Tradescant

noun
  1. John . 1570–1638, English botanist and gardener to Charles I. He introduced many plants from overseas into Britain
  2. his son, John . 1608–62, English naturalist and gardener, who continued his father's work
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  • Mrs. Tradescant, the Rector's wife, was standing in the hall.

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    Grant Allen

  • I'm sure I don't know what Mrs. Tradescant will think of me.'

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  • The head and leg at Oxford are the sole remains of Tradescant's dodo.

  • The brothers Tradescant brought samples of the curious material to Europe about the middle of the 17th century.

  • And further: 'My first boatful of books, which were carried to Mrs. Tradescant's, were brought back to the Temple.'