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Linnaean

or Lin·ne·an

[ li-nee-uhn ]
/ lɪˈni ən /
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adjective
of or relating to Linnaeus, who established the binomial system of scientific nomenclature.
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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Origin of Linnaean

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

OTHER WORDS FROM Linnaean

post-Lin·ne·an, adjectivepre-Lin·nae·an, adjectivepre-Lin·ne·an, adjective
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