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Tradescant

/ ˈtrædɛskaent /

noun

  1. TradescantJohn15701638MEnglishSCIENCE: botanistTECHNOLOGY: gardener John . 1570–1638, English botanist and gardener to Charles I. He introduced many plants from overseas into Britain
  2. TradescantJohn16081662MEnglishSCIENCE: naturalistTECHNOLOGY: gardener his son, John . 1608–62, English naturalist and gardener, who continued his father's work


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Mary blushed up to her eyes, and expected Mrs. Tradescant would insist upon going down and seeing Dick with her.

This last must therefore have designated John Tradescant himself, who was certainly there.

Can any of your readers inform me when the elder Tradescant came over to England, and when he was appointed royal gardener?

It is to old John Tradescant we are indebted for the earliest record of this plant.

And further: 'My first boatful of books, which were carried to Mrs. Tradescant's, were brought back to the Temple.'

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