hortus siccus

[ hawr-tuh s sik-uh s ]
/ ˈhɔr təs ˈsɪk əs /

noun

a collection of dried plants; herbarium.

Nearby words

  1. horthy,
  2. horticultural,
  3. horticulture,
  4. horticulturist,
  5. horton,
  6. horus,
  7. hos.,
  8. hosanna,
  9. hose,
  10. hosea

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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