American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A collection of dried plants mounted, labeled, and systematically arranged for use in scientific study.
- n. A place or institution where such a collection is kept.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A collection of dried plants systematically arranged; a hortus siccus. In the United States a standard herbarium-sheet has been adopted, and all plants are prepared to fit this. The sheets are 16½ inches long and 11½ inches wide, and the paper, which is white, smooth, and stiff, weighs about 28 pounds to the ream. For many European herbariums a smaller size was originally adopted, which it is inexpedient to change. The plants are attached to these sheets either by small gummed strips of paper or by gluing one side of the specimen. The sheets are then inclosed in thick double sheets of heavy manila paper called genus-covers. Each genus-cover contains a single genus, unless this is too large. Where the species of a genus are very numerous, they are placed in thin covers, called species-covers. The name of the genus or species is written in the left-hand lower corner of the cover. The specimens are kept in cases, which consist of a series of compartments 18 inches deep, 12 inches wide, and 5 or 6 inches high, the case having dust-tight doors.
- n. A book or other contrivance for preserving dried specimens of plants.
- n. An edifice or place in which plants are preserved for botanical purposes.
- n. A collection of dried plants or parts of plants.
- n. A building or institution where such a collection is kept.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A collection of dried specimens of plants, systematically arranged.
- n. A book or case for preserving dried plants.
- n. a collection of dried plants that are mounted and systematically classified for study
- From Latin herbārium. (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin herbārium, from Latin herbārius, one skilled in herbs, from Latin herba, herb, vegetation. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I was working in a herbarium, which is like a plant reference library.”
“Thus Brother Oswin's latest achievement in the herbarium was the reason for Cadfael returning to his workshop that evening after supper, and for his involvement in all that happened afterwards.”
“His herbarium is the first collection deserving the name.”
“History, and collected, described, drew, or dried, a considerable number of plants then unknown in Europe, gave new information upon their use in medicine or manufactures, and collected an immense herbarium, which is now preserved with the greater part of his manuscripts in the British Museum in London.”
“A herbarium is a collection of dried, generally mounted, plant specimens used for a number of purposes, including documenting the taxonomy of a species or like a library that contains a collection of books for reading or useful materials for common use.”
“Like the museum's other biological collections of birds, insects, prehistoric bones and mammals, the herbarium is a tangible repository of life past and present.”
“Plants and fungi of all sorts cram the herbarium, which is located under a student dining hall on the Logan campus.”
“Arthur has opened an evening-school, in which he teaches Eiulo reading and writing, and gives Johnny instruction in botany and conchology, using his "herbarium," and Johnny's collection of shells, for the purpose of illustration.”
“Many knights have won enviable reputations in the world of learning, among others Nicholas Kozarz Kozar owa (d. 1592), celebrated mathematician and astronomer: John Francis Be kowsk (d. 1725), who established at Prague an herbarium which is still in existence, and”
“A specimen preserved in alcohol is already held at the site's herbarium.”
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