- an·ti·nat·u·ral·ist, noun, adjective
- non·nat·u·ral·ist, noun
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How to use naturalist in a sentence
Yet Corbett was also a naturalist, and India’s first national wildlife preserve is named for him.I did not spend my summer binge-watching TV. Here are the books I loved instead. | Michael Dirda | August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Yet explorers, naturalists and writers often dismissed such accounts, relegating them to myth along with tales about shape-shifting bears.Polar bears sometimes bludgeon walruses to death with stones or ice | Gloria Dickie | July 29, 2021 | Science News
Guest curator Carlo Falciani suggests that these signify a move from imitare to ritrarre, or from naturalist depiction to portrayal.At the Met, beautiful paintings that won’t love you back | Philip Kennicott | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
The crew does a fantastic job of whipping up excitement about the national park and its surrounding waters, and they often have a guest naturalist or ranger on board to answer any questions.The Ultimate Channel Islands National Park Travel Guide | Shawnté Salabert | June 23, 2021 | Outside Online
Snake tongues are so peculiar they have fascinated naturalists for centuries.
Archie Carr, The Windward Road: Adventures of a naturalist On Remote Caribbean Shores—The title tells you a lot, but not enough.Book Bag: Overlooked Classic Books From the Sunshine State | Randy Wayne White | September 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His chronicle of his trip, The naturalist on the River Amazons, became a bestseller when it was published in 1863.
Whenever I read Matthiessen the naturalist, I am reminded of a film clip I once saw of him trying to catch a snake in the wild.Peter Matthiessen Was One of the Greatest Writers of a Great Generation | Malcolm Jones | April 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Besides being an accomplished naturalist and novelist, Matthiessen was also a dedicated Buddhist.Peter Matthiessen Was One of the Greatest Writers of a Great Generation | Malcolm Jones | April 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Doug Peacock is a naturalist and author who lives in Montana.Incontrovertible Evidence Proves the First Americans Came From Asia | Doug Peacock | March 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Herr Beske is a naturalist, and resides here with his wife, who is almost as scientific as himself.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
Mr. Bannaker was also a naturalist, and wrote a treatise on locusts.
As an example of this feeling among birds, Romanes quotes an interesting illustration from Edward, the naturalist.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
John Locke, an American physician and naturalist, died at Cincinnati, aged 64.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Peter Forskal died; a celebrated Swedish naturalist and oriental traveler.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for naturalist
a person who is expert or interested in botany or zoology, esp in the field
a person who advocates or practises naturalism, esp in art or literature
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Scientific definitions for naturalist
A person who specializes in natural history, especially in the study of plants and animals in their natural surroundings.
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