noun, plural bot·a·nies.
- botanical garden,
- botany bay,
- botany wool,
Origin of botany
Examples from the Web for botany
The Garden of Cyrus, with its arcane explorations of botany and geometry, may as well be an alchemical treatise or a grimoire.Halloween Read: Thomas Browne’s Eerie Premonition of His Burial|Stefan Beck|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And she has amassed a world-class 10,000-volume library devoted to botany through the ages.
The facts are derived from such specific disciplines as geography and language, botany and astronomy.Psychology and Social Practice|John Dewey
But you may say: "This is abolishing a great deal; you are getting rid of botany and zoology to begin with."Science and Education|Thomas H. Huxley
When he hired it he said he was going to lecture on botany at different places.
Muscol′ogist, one skilled in muscology; Muscol′ogy, the part of botany which treats of mosses; Muscos′ity, mossiness.
A passing predilection for botany was provoked by a single incident.Cressy|Bret Harte
noun plural -nies
Word Origin for botany
1690s, from botanic. The -y is from astronomy, etc. Botany Bay so called by Capt. Cook on account of the great variety of plants found there.