solander

[suh-lan-der]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. sola,
  2. solace,
  3. solan,
  4. solana,
  5. solanaceous,
  6. solanine,
  7. solanum,
  8. solapur,
  9. solar,
  10. solar activity

Origin of solander

1780–90; named after Daniel Charles Solander (1736–82), Swedish naturalist who invented it

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British Dictionary definitions for solander

solander

noun

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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