a collection of dried plants systematically arranged.
a room or building in which such a collection is kept.
- her·bar·i·al, adjective
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How to use herbarium in a sentence
The plant rested in the herbarium of the Field Museum for decades after its initial collection, but it was hardly forgotten.After 50 years, botanists finally identified this Amazonian plant | Margo Milanowski | October 10, 2021 | Popular-Science
Davis, a systematic botanist, traveled widely to collect specimens and established a top-notch herbarium at Idaho State University—definitely an inspiring guy, but hardly a celebrity.
Gerda and he listened with rapt attention while she described to them the Colorado botanists' herbarium.Katharine Frensham | Beatrice Harraden
The systematic collections accumulated during his long life form one of the glories of the Kew herbarium.
In the spring of 1841 Sir William removed to Kew, taking with him his library, his private museum and herbarium.
The Hookerian herbarium and library were already extensive before it was removed from Glasgow.
These were the prime foundations of the great herbarium and library now at Kew.
British Dictionary definitions for herbarium
a collection of dried plants that are mounted and classified systematically
a building, room, etc, in which such a collection is kept
- herbarial, adjective
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