field guide


Definition of field guide

: an illustrated manual for identifying natural objects, flora, or fauna in nature

Examples of field guide in a Sentence

a field guide to the birds
Recent Examples on the Web The third, Robert Wright, known to his colleagues as Doc, is a field guide with the title of general technical assistant, a veteran of thirty-three seasons there. Christopher Tayler, Harper's Magazine, 17 Aug. 2021 Buy one and put it on the cover of your field guide as a suggestion to others to buy theirs. Jim Williams, Star Tribune, 13 July 2021 Birders need only two supplies: a good pair of binoculars and a field guide. Ryan Martin, The Indianapolis Star, 13 July 2021 Buy or borrow a field guide from the public library or download an identification app. Val Cunningham Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 11 May 2021 This field guide will help demystify a few of the most essential tax concepts. Andrew Levinson, WSJ, 14 May 2021 Those who don’t want to use the app should use a field guide. Susan Dunne,, 8 May 2021 Here's where a book devoted to birds and their locations — a field guide — comes in handy. Val Cunningham Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 13 Apr. 2021 Get a good field guide and make a positive identification of these plants. Popular Science, 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of field guide

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of field guide was in 1877

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25 Aug 2021

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“Field guide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of field guide

: a book that helps you to identify birds, plants, animals, rocks, etc.


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