[pey-lee-oh-bot-n-ee or, esp. British, pal-ee-]


the branch of paleontology dealing with fossil plants.

Origin of paleobotany

First recorded in 1870–75; paleo- + botany
Related formspa·le·o·bo·tan·i·cal [pey-lee-oh-buh-tan-i-kuh l or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊ bəˈtæn ɪ kəl or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/, pa·le·o·bo·tan·ic, adjectivepa·le·o·bot·a·nist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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The branch of paleontology that deals with plant fossils and ancient vegetation.
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