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 herbariums of the Paris Museum contain no specimens of the cereals mentioned by Olivier.Origin of Cultivated Plants | Alphonse De Candolle
Here are botanists who love the growing things in the fields and woods better than the specimens in their herbariums.The Gentle Reader | Samuel McChord Crothers
I wonder if there is not a market for such collections in schools where no herbariums are made or kept.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work | Mary Rogers Miller
Hence the advantage of being able to see plants at pleasure, by forming dried collections of them, in what are called herbariums.Flowers and Flower-Gardens | David Lester Richardson
Herbariums, though their classification is too frequently imperfect, may furnish us with data of great utility.Everyday Objects | W. H. Davenport Adams
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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