eth·​no·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy ˌeth-nō-bī-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce ethnobiology (audio)
: the interdisciplinary study of how human cultures interact with and use their native plants and animals
ethnobiological adjective
ethnobiologist noun

Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ethnobiology was in 1935

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Cite this Entry

“Ethnobiology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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