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 .
- bot·a·niz·er, noun
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How to use botanize in a sentence
Botanized alone this afternoon, feeling strongly the desire for congenial companionship.Fibble, D. D. | Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
I have never fished nor botanized here, but I have been a-birding many times.Roof and Meadow | Dallas Lore Sharp
It being high noon, we stopped and landed at this bit of fairy land, ate our dinner, and botanized.Historic Waterways--Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing Down the Rock, Fox, and Wisconsin Rivers | Reuben Gold Thwaites
Here he botanized, entomologized, and geologized to his heart's content.Homes and haunts of the most eminent British poets, Vol. II (of 2) | William Howitt
She botanized, fished, and shot, unheeding her secret admirer.The Mysteries of All Nations | James Grant
British Dictionary definitions for botanize
(intr) to collect or study plants
(tr) to explore and study the plants in (an area or region)
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