Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who specializes in botany.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person engaged in botany, the scientific study of plants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One skilled in botany; one versed in the knowledge of plants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who studies or is skilled in botany; one versed in the structure, habits, geographical distribution, and systematic classification of plants.

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

  • n. a biologist specializing in the study of plants

Etymologies

botany +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The old lady herself is free to speak as she thinks of Sir Adrian, having no designs upon him for Lady Gertrude, that young lady being engaged to a very distinguished and titled botanist, now hunting for ferns in the West Indies.

    The Haunted Chamber A Novel

  • At length perceiving me inflexibly resolved, he gave it to M. d'Alibard, formerly tutor to the young Chenonceaux, and known as a botanist by his Flora Parisiensis.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • The two new professorships in zoölogy were filled, one by Lamarck, previously known as a botanist, and the other by the young Étienne

    Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution His Life and Work

  • A botanist is a person whose aim is to uproot, kill and exterminate every plant that is at all remarkable for rarity or any special virtue, and the rarer it is the more bitterly he will hunt it down.

    The Note-Books of Samuel Butler

  • In reply Paul gave a correct account of the cause and object of his being there, explained that the starving man before them was the friend for whom he sought, that Betty was his daughter, though how she came to be there beat his comprehension entirely, and that the botanist was a stranger, whose name even he did not yet know.

    Twice Bought

  • At length, perceiving me inflexibly resolved, he gave it to M. d'Alibard, formerly tutor to the young Chenonceaux, and known as a botanist by his Flora Parisiensis. 27 27

    The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  • At length perceiving me inflexibly resolved, he gave it to M. d'Alibard, formerly tutor to the young Chenonceaux, and known as a botanist by his

    The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau — Complete

  • Fawkes 'botanist's eye did not miss the vegetation he passed, absorbed as he was.

    The Martian Way

  • There were two charpoys or stretchers tied one to each side of this little deck, and we determined that Imam Sharif should have one, and the 'botanist' the other.

    Southern Arabia

  • It was quite clear to the Clarks that the "botanist" had not given up his hope of buying the field, in spite of the owners 'insistence that not only was its title defective but that the option had been promised to Mrs. Smith.

    Ethel Morton's Enterprise

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