- to study plants or plant life.
- to collect plants for scientific study.
- to explore botanically; study the plant life of.
Also especially British, bot·a·nise.
Origin of botanize
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Examples from the Web for botanize
Of course no woman stops to botanize when the object is to get there.The Joys of Being a Woman
And when we go down into the canton of Les Grisons, we will botanize.Sister Anne (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume X)
Charles Paul de Kock
On the narrow lake we found a small boat, in which Mr. Moser pushed about to botanize.Travels in the Interior of North America, Part I, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843)
Alexander Philipp Maximilian, Prince of Wied
I had gone one morning at daybreak, with two assistants, into the adjacent wooded hills to botanize.Meteorology
Charles Fitzhugh Talman
How glad dear papa would have been to come and stay with us, and botanize and geologize amongst your rocks there!Wenderholme
Philip Gilbert Hamerton
- (intr) to collect or study plants
- (tr) to explore and study the plants in (an area or region)
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