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ethnobotany

[ eth-noh-bot-n-ee ]
/ ˌɛθ noʊˈbɒt n i /
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noun

the plant lore and agricultural customs of a people.
Anthropology. the systematic study of such lore and customs.

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Origin of ethnobotany

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; ethno- + botany

OTHER WORDS FROM ethnobotany

eth·no·bo·tan·ic [eth-noh-buh-tan-ik], /ˌɛθ noʊ bəˈtæn ɪk/, eth·no·bo·tan·i·cal, adjectiveeth·no·bot·a·nist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ethnobotany

ethnobotany
/ (ˌɛθnəʊˈbɒtənɪ) /

noun

the branch of botany concerned with the use of plants in folklore, religion, etc

Derived forms of ethnobotany

ethnobotanist, noun
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