herbarism

noun

her·​ba·​rism
-bəˌrizəm
plural -s
archaic
: botany

Word History

Etymology

Latin herbaria botany (from herba grass, herb + -aria -ary) + English -ism

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of herbarism was in 1776

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“Herbarism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herbarism. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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