from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A box, in the form of a book, used for keeping botanical specimens etc; drop-spine or clamshell box

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See sallenders.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as sellanders.
  • n. A form of box designed to contain prints or drawings. See the quotation.


From D. C. Solander, Swedish botanist. (Wiktionary)


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  • His drawings and etchings have returned to their solander boxes in the print rooms of Europe and America, his great bound folios have been put back in place and — presumably — additional shelving has been set up to support the weight of the avalanche of recent publications devoted to him.

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  • Indeed! Thanks, sionnach!

    October 26, 2007

  • Origin: 1780–90; named after Daniel Charles Solander (1736–82), Swedish naturalist who invented it

    October 26, 2007

  • A protective box or case that is hinged so that it opens flat, allowing inspection of its contents (usu. a rare book or other printing) with a minimum of handling.

    February 20, 2007