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[pey-lee-oh-bot-n-ee or, esp. British, pal-ee-]
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  1. the branch of paleontology dealing with fossil plants.
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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
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Historical Examples

  • The fourth and last year of the series was spent on paleobotany.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, September 1899


paleobotany in Science


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