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botany

bot·a·ny

botany

 
 
pronunciation:
ba t ni
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part of speech: noun
inflections: botanies
definition 1: the branch of biological science that deals with the classification and study of plants.
She chose to study botany because she'd always been fascinated with the structure of plants.
definition 2: the plant life of a particular region or landform; flora.
The scientists set out to explore the botany of the swamp.
definition 3: the biological phenomena characteristic of a particular plant group.
Our understanding of the botany of tomatoes has helped us grow hardier plants.
definition 4: a book on the identification and use of plants or plant products.
The plant was unfamiliar to her, but she was able to identify it from her botany.
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