Wardian case

noun

Ward·​ian case
¦wȯ(r)dēən-
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
2

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Wardian case.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wardian%20case. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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