A Swedish biologist of the eighteenth century. Linnaeus originated our present scheme of classification of living things. Linnaeus started the standard scientific practice of referring to animals and plants by genus and species whereby, for example, people are Homo sapiens and sugar maple trees are Acer saccharum.
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Linnaeus and Cuvier have been my two gods, though in very different ways, but they were mere school-boys to old Aristotle.
Aristotle did make progress beyond earlier philosophers, just as Darwin advanced beyond Linnaeus and Cuvier.
When Carolus-Duran came by for a look, he told Sargent he could submit the painting to the Salon with perfect confidence.
This curious insect is said to be found on the Banksia, and would probably, with Linnaeus, have been a Bruchus.
Born under the star of Linnaeus, his own researches lay in the systematic field—more especially among the Ferns and Bryophytes.
But the chief interest in this work is, perhaps, Hill's criticisms of Linnaeus.
At the next meeting of the jury, Carolus-Duran, always gorgeous, was more resplendent than ever in a flowered waistcoat.
Alexander Harrison was up like a shot: "A propos des indiscrtions, messieurs, regardez le gilet de Carolus!"