[ pey-lee-oh-bot-n-ee or, esp. British, pal-ee- ]
/ ˌpeɪ li oʊˈbɒt n i or, esp. British, ˌpæl i- /


the branch of paleontology dealing with fossil plants.

Origin of paleobotany

First recorded in 1870–75; paleo- + botany

OTHER WORDS FROM paleobotany

pa·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. 2020

Examples from the Web for paleobotany

Scientific definitions for paleobotany

[ pā′lē-ō-bŏtn-ē ]

The branch of paleontology that deals with plant fossils and ancient vegetation.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.