[ suh-lan-der ]
/ səˈlæn dər /


a case for maps, plates, etc., made to resemble a book and having the front cover and fore edge hinged.

Origin of solander

1780–90; named after Daniel Charles Solander (1736–82), Swedish naturalist who invented it Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for solander

/ (səˈlændə) /


a box for botanical specimens, maps, colour plates, etc, made in the form of a book, the front cover being the lid

Word Origin for solander

C18: named after D. D. Solander (1736–82), Swedish botanist
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