ethnobotany
noun Date: 1890 the plant lore of indigenous cultures; also the systematic study of such lore • ethnobotanical adjectiveethnobotanist noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ethnobotany — ( from ethnology study of culture [The Random House Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged Edition, Jess Stein ed. in chief, Random House, New York 1966 p. 489] and botany study of plants ) is the scientific study of the relationships that …   Wikipedia

  • ethnobotany — [eth΄nō bät′ n ē] n. [ ETHNO + BOTANY] the study of how plants are used in a particular culture ethnobotanical adj. ethnobotanist n …   English World dictionary

  • ethnobotany — ethnobotanic /eth noh beuh tan ik/, ethnobotanical, adj. ethnobotanist, n. /eth noh bot n ee/, n. 1. the plant lore and agricultural customs of a people. 2. Anthropol. the systematic study of such lore and customs. [1885 90, Amer.; ETHNO +… …   Universalium

  • ethnobotany — etnobotanika statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Mokslas, renkantis ir sisteminantis liaudies žinias apie augalus ir jų naudojimą, tiriantis augalų vaistinių medžiagų naudojimą tradiciniam gydymui. atitikmenys: angl. ethnobotany …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • ethnobotany — noun The scientific study of the relationships between people and plants …   Wiktionary

  • ethnobotany — eth·no·bot·a·ny (eth″no botґə ne) the systematic study of the interactions between a culture and the plants in its environment, particularly the group s knowledge about and use of such plants …   Medical dictionary

  • ethnobotany —   Study of the use of plants by the races of man …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • ethnobotany — eth·no·botany …   English syllables

  • ethnobotany — eth•no•bot•a•ny [[t]ˌɛθ noʊˈbɒt n i[/t]] n. 1) ecl ant the plant lore and agricultural customs of a people 2) ecl ant the systematic study of such lore and customs • Etymology: 1885–90, amer. eth no•bo•tan′ic bəˈtæn ɪk eth no•bo•tan′i•cal, adj.… …   From formal English to slang

  • ethnobotany — /ɛθnoʊˈbɒtəni/ (say ethnoh botuhnee) noun the study of the plant lore and agricultural customs of a people. –ethnobotanist …   Australian English dictionary

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