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Linnaean

or Lin·ne·an

[ li-nee-uhn ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to Linnaeus, who established the binomial system of scientific nomenclature.
  2. noting or pertaining to a system of botanical classification introduced by him, based mainly on the number or characteristics of the stamens and pistils.


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Other Words From

  • post-Lin·nean adjective
  • pre-Lin·naean adjective
  • pre-Lin·nean adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Linnaean1

First recorded in 1745–55; Linnae(us) + -an

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Example Sentences

The first Part related to the Phanerogams only, arranged according to the Linnaean system.

The term "Mellifica" is that of the Linnaean classification.

Meanwhile he cultivated his taste for natural history, and was in 1796 elected a fellow of the Linnaean Society.

This nursery afterwards became the famous Linnaean Botanic Garden.

Super-order: a group of allied orders, like the Linnaean Neuroptera.

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