botanize

[ bot-n-ahyz ]
/ ˈbɒt nˌaɪz /
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verb (used without object), bot·a·nized, bot·a·niz·ing.

to study plants or plant life.
to collect plants for scientific study.

verb (used with object), bot·a·nized, bot·a·niz·ing.

to explore botanically; study the plant life of.

Nearby words

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

Also especially British, bot·a·nise.

Origin of botanize

1760–70; < New Latin botanizāre < Greek botanízein to gather plants. See botanist, -ize

Related formsbot·a·niz·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for botanize

botanize

botanise

/ (ˈbɒtəˌnaɪz) /

verb

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