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botanize

[ bot-n-ahyz ]
/ 藞b蓲t n藢a瑟z /
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verb (used without object), bot路a路nized, bot路a路niz路ing.
to study plants or plant life.
to collect plants for scientific study.
verb (used with object), bot路a路nized, bot路a路niz路ing.
to explore botanically; study the plant life of.
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Also especially British, bot路a路nise .

Origin of botanize

1760鈥70; <New Latin botaniz膩re<Greek botan铆zein to gather plants. See botanist, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM botanize

bot路a路niz路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for botanize

botanize

botanise

/ (藞b蓲t蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb
(intr) to collect or study plants
(tr) to explore and study the plants in (an area or region)
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