[ li-nee-uhs ]
/ lɪˈni əs /
Car·o·lus [kar-uh-luhs], /ˈkær ə ləs/, Carl von Linné, 1707–78, Swedish botanist.
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Words nearby Linnaeus
, Linnaeus, Carolus
, Linnean classification
, linnet hole
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How to use Linnaeus in a sentence
But the chief interest in this work is, perhaps, Hill's criticisms of Linnaeus.
In the days of Linnaeus, they all—from their appearance at twilight—went by the family name of Vespertilio.
Linnaeus was the greatest systematist in the history of botany.
British Dictionary definitions for Linnaeus
Carolus (ˈkærələs), original name Carl von Linné. 1707–78, Swedish botanist, who established the binomial system of biological nomenclature that forms the basis of modern classification
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Medical definitions for Linnaeus
Carolus Known as Karl Linné. 1707-1778
Swedish botanist and founder of the modern binomial classification system for plants and animals.
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Scientific definitions for Linnaeus
Carollus. Originally Carl von Linné. 1707-1778
See more at binomial nomenclature.
Swedish naturalist who in 1735 introduced a method for classifying plants and animals using generic and specific designations. This laid the foundation for the modern system of binomial nomenclature.
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