Linnean system
Linnaean Lin*n[ae]"an, Linnean Lin*ne"an (l[i^]n*n[=e]"an), a. Of or pertaining to Linn[ae]us, the celebrated Swedish botanist. [1913 Webster]

{Linn[ae]an system}, {Linnean system} (Bot.), the system in which the classes of plants are founded mainly upon the number of stamens, and the orders upon the pistils; the artificial or sexual system. [1913 Webster]


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  • Linnean — Linnaean Lin*n[ae] an, Linnean Lin*ne an (l[i^]n*n[=e] an), a. Of or pertaining to Linn[ae]us, the celebrated Swedish botanist. [1913 Webster] {Linn[ae]an system}, {Linnean system} (Bot.), the system in which the classes of plants are founded… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • system — systemless, adj. /sis teuhm/, n. 1. an assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole: a mountain system; a railroad system. 2. any assemblage or set of correlated members: a system of currency; a system of… …   Universalium

  • system — /ˈsɪstəm / (say sistuhm) noun 1. an assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole: a mountain system; a railway system. 2. any assemblage or set of correlated members: a system of currency; a system of shorthand… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Linnean — is closely associated to the alternative spelling Linnaean, and can refer to any of the following all of which are related to the original system of scientific taxonomy of biological species or its author:Linnean*Linnean Society of London… …   Wikipedia

  • Linnean Society — an organization established in 1788 at Burlington House, London, England, for the scientific study of plants and animals. It was named after Carolus Linnaeus (1707–78), a Swedish scientist who invented a system for naming living things, and whose …   Universalium

  • Linnean — /ləˈniən/ (say luh neeuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to Carl (Carolus) Linnaeus. 2. denoting or relating to a system of botanical classification introduced by him and formerly used (based mainly on the number or characteristics of the stamens… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Linnean — adjective of or relating to Linnaeus or to the system of taxonomic classification that Linnaeus proposed • Syn: ↑Linnaean • Pertains to noun: ↑Linnaeus, ↑Linnaeus (for: ↑Linnaean) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Linnaean system — Linnaean Lin*n[ae] an, Linnean Lin*ne an (l[i^]n*n[=e] an), a. Of or pertaining to Linn[ae]us, the celebrated Swedish botanist. [1913 Webster] {Linn[ae]an system}, {Linnean system} (Bot.), the system in which the classes of plants are founded… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • (the) Linnean Society — the Linnean Society [the Linnean Society] an organization established in 1788 at ↑Burlington House, London, England, for the scientific study of plants and animals. It was named after Carolus Linnaeus (1707–78), a Swedish scientist who invented a …   Useful english dictionary

  • APG II system — A modern system of plant taxonomy, the APG II system of plant classification was published in 2003 by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group, APG, in *Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2003). An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the… …   Wikipedia

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