from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Linnaeus, Carolus Originally Karl Linné. 1707-1778. Swedish botanist and founder of the modern classification system for plants and animals.
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- proper n. Carl (or the latinized Carolus) Linnaeus, also known as Carl von Linné, Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclature. He is known as the "father of modern taxonomy."
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Carolus Linnaeus, also called Karl von Linné. Born at Råshult, Småland, Sweden, May 13, 1707: died at Upsala, Sweden, Jan. 10, 1778. A celebrated Swedish botanist and naturalist, founder of the linnean system in botany. He made a journey to Lapland in 1732; resided in the Netherlands 1735-38; and became professor of medicine (later of botany) at Upsala in 1741. Among his works are “Systema naturæ” (1735), “Fundamenta botanica” (1736), “Genera plantarum” (1737), “Flora lapponica” (1737), “Philosophia botanica” (1751), and “Species plantarum” (1753).
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- n. Swedish botanist who proposed the modern system of biological nomenclature (1707-1778)
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