botany

noun
bot·​a·​ny | \ ˈbä-tə-nē How to pronounce botany (audio) , ˈbät-nē\
plural botanies

Definition of botany

1 : a branch of biology dealing with plant life
2a : plant life
b : the properties and life phenomena exhibited by a plant, plant type, or plant group
3 : a botanical treatise or study especially : a particular system of botany

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Other Words from botany

botanist \ ˈbä-​tə-​nist How to pronounce botanist (audio) , ˈbät-​nist \ noun

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His education is in the fields of biology and botany. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 21 May 2018 Fortunately for fans of botany and the royals alike, grounds of his Tetbury property are open to the public for tours during the warmer months of the year. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince Charles's Private Gardens at Highgrove House Will Open to Visitors Later This Spring," 14 Mar. 2019 In addition to food, I’m obsessed with: botany and biology. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "The Art of Eating Simply," 21 Feb. 2019 Led by Manari Ushigua, an indigenous leader and shaman, the five- or- seven-day programs focus on meditation, traditional healing rituals, botany, dream interpretation, jungle treks, and river swims. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Places Our Travel Specialists Say You Should Go in 2019," 17 Dec. 2018 In the salon, Ortiz enlisted Eloin Rivera, a muralist from Cali, to paint a stunning palm-landscape tableau inspired by the local botany, which Ortiz had researched. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "This Colombian Fashion Designer Brings a Sophisticated Spirit Into Her Cartagena Home," 9 Aug. 2018 Distilling began to require amateur botany, and now there are cachaças aged in resinous Brazilian woods such as amburana, bálsamo, tapinhoã, and jequitiba rosa. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "The Most Underappreciated Holiday Booze Comes from Brazil," 9 Dec. 2018 This category also includes sweeter produce like mango, dates, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, and plums, but botany doesn't rely on taste to make distinctions. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "It Turns Out Olives Are Actually Fruits and Not Vegetables," 11 Dec. 2018 Bills introduced in the U.S. Senate in July and the U.S. House last year are aimed at promoting botany education. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, "Rhododendron? Hydrangea? America Doesn’t Know Anymore," 14 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of botany

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for botany

botanic botanical + -y entry 2

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botany

noun

English Language Learners Definition of botany

: a branch of science that deals with plant life

botany

noun
bot·​a·​ny | \ ˈbä-tə-nē How to pronounce botany (audio) , ˈbät-nē\

Kids Definition of botany

: a branch of biology dealing with plants

botany

noun
bot·​a·​ny | \ ˈbät-ᵊn-ē, ˈbät-nē How to pronounce botany (audio) \
plural botanies

Medical Definition of botany

1 : a branch of biology dealing with plant life
2a : plant life
b : the properties and life phenomena exhibited by a plant, plant type, or plant group
3 : a botanical treatise or study especially : a particular system of botany

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