the science of plants; the branch of biology that deals with plant life.
the plant life of a region: the botany of Alaska.
the biology of a plant or plant group: the botany of deciduous trees.
(sometimes initial capital letter) Botany wool.
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How to use botany in a sentence
In systematic botanies the indusia play an important part in determining genera.How to Know the Ferns | Frances Theodora Parsons
The "virtues of flowers" took a prominent place in the descriptions in old-time botanies.Home Life in Colonial Days | Alice Morse Earle
You will find in beginners' botanies what is known as a "key."The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work | Mary Rogers Miller
Frequently she smiled when she read statements in her botanies as to where plants and vegetables could be found.Her Father's Daughter | Gene Stratton-Porter
For this purpose I have drawn all the shapes I can find named in botanies, into a book, from which I teach them.Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy. | Elizabeth P. Peabody
British Dictionary definitions for botany
the study of plants, including their classification, structure, physiology, ecology, and economic importance
the plant life of a particular region or time
the biological characteristics of a particular group of plants
- botanist, noun
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Scientific definitions for botany
The scientific study of plants, including their growth, structure, physiology, reproduction, and pathology, as well as their economic use and cultivation by humans.
The plant life of a particular area.
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Cultural definitions for botany
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