Linnaean

adjective

Lin·​nae·​an lə-ˈnē-ən How to pronounce Linnaean (audio)
-ˈnā-;
ˈli-nē- How to pronounce Linnaean (audio)
variants or Linnean
: of, relating to, or following the systematic methods of the Swedish botanist Linnaeus who established the system of binomial nomenclature

Word History

Etymology

Carolus Linnaeus

First Known Use

1744, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Linnaean was in 1744

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Cite this Entry

“Linnaean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Linnaean. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

Linnaean

adjective
Lin·​nae·​an
variants or Linnean
: of, relating to, or following the method of the Swedish botanist Linné who established the system of binomial nomenclature used in classifying plants and animals

Medical Definition

Linnaean

adjective
Lin·​nae·​an
: of, relating to, or following the systematic methods of the Swedish botanist Linné who established the system of binomial nomenclature
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