- 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
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"Why, certainly, Mr. Solander," I said with increased pride.Solander's Radio Tomb
Ellis Parker Butler
Strange to say, Dr Solander was the first to disregard his own warning.The Cannibal Islands
At the same time he found protectors and friends in Banks and Solander.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
He took with him Dr Solander the botanist, and two draughtsmen.
They came to the Solander Grounds with matters still in this wise.The Sea Bride
Ben Ames Williams
- a box for botanical specimens, maps, colour plates, etc, made in the form of a book, the front cover being the lid
C18: named after D. D. Solander (1736–82), Swedish botanist
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