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Meaning of BOTANY

Pronunciation:  'bâtnee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the branch of biology that studies plants
 

BOTANY is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: phytology
 
 See Also: biological science, biology, mycology, palaeobotany, paleobotany, pomology

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bot"a*ny\, n.; pl. {Botanies}. [F. botanique, a. & n.,
fr. Gr. ? botanic, fr. ? herb, plant, fr. ? to feed, graze.]
1. The science which treats of the structure of plants, the
   functions of their parts, their places of growth, their
   classification, and the terms which are employed in their
   description and denomination. See {Plant}.

2. A book which treats of the science of botany.

Note: Botany is divided into various departments; as,

{Structural Botany}, which investigates the structure and
   organic composition of plants;

{Physiological Botany}, the study of their functions and
   life; and

{Systematic Botany}, which has to do with their
   classification, description, nomenclature, etc.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The scientific study of plant life.
 
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