- a type of terrarium having a top and sides of glass.
- a case used for transporting plants, having wood sides and a glass top protected by wood slats.
Origin of Wardian case
1835–45; named after Nathaniel B. Ward (1791–1868), English botanist; see -ian
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- a type of glass container used for housing delicate ferns and similar plants
C19: named after N. B. Ward (died 1868), English botanist