botany [bot-n-ee] ExamplesWord Originnoun, plural bot·a·nies.
- the science of plants; the branch of biology that deals with plant life.
- the plant life of a region: the botany of Alaska.
- the biology of a plant or plant group: the botany of deciduous trees.
- (sometimes initial capital letter) Botany wool.
Origin of botany 1690–1700; botan(ic) (see botanical) + -y3 Related Words for botany horticulture, ecology, anatomy, cytology, phytology, pomology, taxonomy, morphology, genetics, pathology, physiology, dendrology, floristics, phytogeography Examples from the Web for botany Contemporary Examples of botany
The Garden of Cyrus, with its arcane explorations of botany and geometry, may as well be an alchemical treatise or a grimoire.
October 30, 2012
And she has amassed a world-class 10,000-volume library devoted to botany through the ages.
January 29, 2010
Historical Examples of botany
Fortunately, the botany of the grape is comparatively simple.
U. P. Hedrick
Naturally it is ignorant of botany, and knows nothing of cuttings.
That is idealising the study of botany in a most delicious way.
Daniel Turner Holmes
A young lady, I will imagine, wishes to introduce the study of Botany into her school.
He is soon to marry a lady who lectures on Botany in Oxford.
British Dictionary definitions for botany botany noun plural -nies
- the study of plants, including their classification, structure, physiology, ecology, and economic importance
- the plant life of a particular region or time
- the biological characteristics of a particular group of plants
Derived Formsbotanist, nounWord Origin for botany C17: from botanical; compare astronomy, astronomical Word Origin and History for botany n.
1690s, from botanic. The -y is from astronomy, etc. Botany Bay so called by Capt. Cook on account of the great variety of plants found there.
botany in Science botany [bŏt′n-ē]
- The scientific study of plants, including their growth, structure, physiology, reproduction, and pathology, as well as their economic use and cultivation by humans.
- The plant life of a particular area.
botany in Culture botany