from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See sallenders.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


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From D. C. Solander, Swedish botanist.


  • I have to disagree with solander- I quite likedalmost loved the Embargo scent..with a little less patchouli and lots more of white flowers and cloves it *would* have been love.

    Cheap Thrills and Nostalgia: Villainess’ Jai Mahal and The Girls Love

  • I'm with solander in loving Rhubarb, but it's his incenses that make me swoon: Dzongkha, Avignon, Timbuktu & Jubilation XXV.

    Questions for Bertrand Duchaufour

  • 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.

    Piranesi's Year


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  • 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

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

    October 26, 2007

  • Indeed! Thanks, sionnach!

    October 26, 2007