botanize [bot-n-ahyz] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used without object), bot·a·nized, bot·a·niz·ing.

  1. to study plants or plant life.
  2. to collect plants for scientific study.

verb (used with object), bot·a·nized, bot·a·niz·ing.

  1. to explore botanically; study the plant life of.

Also especially British, bot·a·nise. Origin of botanize 1760–70; New Latin botanizāre Greek botanízein to gather plants. See botanist, -ize Related formsbot·a·niz·er, noun Examples from the Web for botanize Historical Examples of botanize

  • Of course no woman stops to botanize when the object is to get there.

    The Joys of Being a Woman

    Winifred Kirkland

  • And when we go down into the canton of Les Grisons, we will botanize.

    Sister Anne (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume X)

    Charles Paul de Kock

  • On the narrow lake we found a small boat, in which Mr. Moser pushed about to botanize.

    Travels in the Interior of North America, Part I, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843)

    Alexander Philipp Maximilian, Prince of Wied

  • I had gone one morning at daybreak, with two assistants, into the adjacent wooded hills to botanize.


    Charles Fitzhugh Talman

  • How glad dear papa would have been to come and stay with us, and botanize and geologize amongst your rocks there!


    Philip Gilbert Hamerton

  • British Dictionary definitions for botanize botanize botanise verb

    1. (intr) to collect or study plants
    2. (tr) to explore and study the plants in (an area or region)

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