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

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

  • "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

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • At the same time he found protectors and friends in Banks and Solander.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for solander


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

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