Wardian case

noun
Ward·​ian case | \ ¦wȯ(r)dēən-\

Definition of Wardian case

1 : a portable case made with glass sides and top and metal, earthen, or wooden base and used in growing or transporting living plants in soil or in pots

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History and Etymology for Wardian case

Nathaniel B. Ward †1868 English botanist, its inventor + English -ian

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