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botanist

[bot-n-ist]
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noun
  1. a specialist in botany.
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Origin of botanist

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

1680s; see botany + -ist.

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