field guide

noun

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

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Binoculars and field guides available, or bring your own; $7; Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 S.W. Fairview Blvd.; hoytarboretum.org, or 503-865-8733 Plant Walk: 2-2:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 3. oregonlive, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Fall garden fairs, plant sales and more," 6 Sep. 2019 The show caters to children ages 4 to 8 to help them develop skills for interacting with texts including books, online resources, field guides, historical archives, maps, charts, posters and photos as a means to help problem solve. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, "Molly of Denali brings representation of Alaskan Natives to the mainstream," 19 July 2019 Binoculars and field guides available, or bring your own; $7; Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 S.W. Fairview Blvd.; hoytarboretum.org, or 503-865-8733 Plant Walk: 2-2:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 3. oregonlive.com, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Dahlia festival, iris sale and more," 23 Aug. 2019 Sign up for a free trial of Quartz membership, and read our premium field guide on how to master your next trip. Brad Mckenna, Quartzy, "The terrifying, liberating experience of traveling without your smartphone," 15 Aug. 2019 Rhubarb flavors the rum fizz from the cocktail menu styled like a botanical field guide, and at dinner, is baked with spent grains into a cake topped with angelica ice cream. Fortune, "Restaurant Review: Iceland’s Slippurinn Is an Ephemeral Culinary Destination," 11 Aug. 2019 Sign up to become a member and read more in-depth coverage of China’s electric-car boom in our field guide. Echo Huang, Quartz, "Tesla’s sales never recovered after Hong Kong cut a tax break," 29 July 2019 Binoculars and field guides available, or bring your own; $7; Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 S.W. Fairview Blvd.; hoytarboretum.org or 503-865-8733 Wednesday Morning Honey Bee Hikes: 10-11 a.m. through Dec. 11. oregonlive.com, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Orchid sale, miniature rose show and more," 26 July 2019 Sign up for a free trial of Quartz membership to read about fashion’s takeover by sneakers in our premium field guide. Marc Bain, Quartzy, "One guy paid $850,000 for a rare sneaker collection being auctioned by Sotheby’s," 18 July 2019

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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field guide

noun

English Language Learners Definition of field guide

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

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