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hortus siccus

[ hawr-tuhs -sik-uhs ]
/ ˈhɔr təs ˈsɪk əs /
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noun
a collection of dried plants; herbarium.
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Origin of hortus siccus

1680–90; <Latin: dry garden; see garden, sack3
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British Dictionary definitions for hortus siccus

hortus siccus
/ (ˈhɔːtəs ˈsɪkəs) /

noun
a less common name for herbarium

Word Origin for hortus siccus

C17: Latin, literally: dry garden
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