botanize

verb bot·a·nize \ ˈbä-tə-ˌnīz \

Definition of botanize

botanized; botanizing
intransitive verb
: to collect plants for botanical investigation; also : to study plants especially on a field trip
transitive verb
: to explore for botanical purposes

botanizer

play \-ˌnī-zər\ noun

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First Known Use of botanize

1751


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