botanist

[ bot-n-ist ]
/ ˈbɒt n ɪst /

noun

a specialist in botany.

Nearby words

  1. botanic garden,
  2. botanica,
  3. botanical,
  4. botanical garden,
  5. botanically,
  6. botanize,
  7. botany,
  8. botany bay,
  9. botany wool,
  10. botargo

Origin of botanist

1675–85; botan(ism) botany (< Greek botanismós, equivalent to botán(ē) plant + -ismos -ism) + -ist

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Word Origin and History for botanist

botanist

n.

1680s; see botany + -ist.

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