Wardian case

noun Ward·ian case \¦wȯ(r)dēən-\

Definition of Wardian case

  1. 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. 2 :  glass garden

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Origin and Etymology of wardian case

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


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