American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One versed in natural history, especially in zoology or botany.
- n. One who believes in and follows the tenets of naturalism.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who understands natural causes; one who is versed in natural science or philosophy; specifically, one who is versed in or devoted to natural history; in the most restricted sense, a zoölogist or botanist.
- n. One who holds the theological theory or doctrine of naturalism.
- n. dated A person committed to studying nature or natural history.
- n. philosophy A person who believes in or advocates the tenets of philosophical or methodological naturalism.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One versed in natural science; a student of natural history, esp. of the natural history of plants or animals; a botanist or zoologist.
- n. One who holds or maintains the doctrine of naturalism in religion.
- n. an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms
- n. a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
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“French, as in English, naturalist means, of course, sim - ply student of nature, and the analogy between the writer and the naturalist, specifically the botanist and zoologist, was ready at hand.”
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