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  • v. Alternative spelling of botanize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. to collect and study plants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See botanize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. collect and study plants

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I came out for exercise, gentle exercise, and to notice the scenery and to botanise.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Men who fish, botanise, work with the turning-lathe, or gather sea-weeds, will make admirable husbands and a little amateur painting in water-colour shows the innocent and quiet mind.

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers

  • On this newly made, restricted strip one may peep and botanise without restraint, discovering that though it does not offer conditions at all favourable to the retention of moisture, plants of varied character crowd each other for space and flourish as if drawing nutriment from rich loam.

    Tropic Days

  • Without wasting time to botanise, Gibson pushed his way into the centre of the little forest.

    The Sands of Mars

  • I shall therefore go to Premsong to-morrow, and if that is not a favourable place, return forthwith to Ghaloom's, and thence to Deeling to botanise on Thuma-thaya.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

  • He encouraged the boys and young men to botanise and observe nature in all forms, and though he would never allow nests to be taken, or even eggs if he could help it, he would give little prizes for the noting of any rare bird or butterfly.

    Father Payne

  • Hardy went down to botanise in the swamp, while Meredith climbed towards the sun.

    The Victorian Age in Literature

  • Sooner or later Science will botanise a bit on your turnip ghosts; and make you look turnips yourselves for having taken any.

    Magic A Fantastic Comedy

  • We botanise, we look for nests, we geologise, we study birds through glasses, we garden.

    The Altar Fire

  • Let the young painter go to Fontainebleau, and while he stupefies himself with studies that teach him the mechanical side of his trade, let him walk in the great air, and be a servant of mirth, and not pick and botanise, but wait upon the moods of nature.

    Across the Plains: With Other Memories and Essays

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  • My grandfather, a polymath, drew well,

    botanised, 'Englished' Vergil, geologised

    .

    - Peter Reading, From a Journal, from Diplopic, 1983

    n.b. "Vergil" in the original, pseudo-quoted text.

    June 30, 2008