Linnaean
or Linnean adjective Etymology: Carolus Linnaeus Date: 1753 of, relating to, or following the systematic methods of the Swedish botanist Linnaeus who established the system of binomial nomenclature

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  • Linnaean — can refer to:*Carolus Linnaeus *Linnaean taxonomy *Linnaean enterprise *alternate spelling Linnean …   Wikipedia

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Linnaean — or Linnean [li nē′ən] adj. of Linnaeus; esp., designating or of his system of classifying plants and animals by using a double name, the first word naming the genus, and the second the species …   English World dictionary

  • Linnaean — adjective /lɪˈneɪ.ən,lɪˈniː.ən/ a) Of, or relating to , Swedish naturalist, either personally (i.e. a Linnaean name ) or in a wider sense, of the era influenced by him b) Of, or relating to the binomial nomenclature originated by him …   Wiktionary

  • Linnaean —  for the system of naming plants and animals by genus and species names (e.g., Homo sapiens). Some dictionaries also accept Linnean as an alternative spelling. The term comes from the Swedish botanist Carl Linné (1707–1778), who chose to Latinize …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Linnaean —    for the system of naming plants and animals by genus and species (e.g., Homo sapiens). Some dictionaries accept Linnean as an alternative spelling. The term comes from the Swedish botanist Carl Linne (1707 1778), who chose to Latinize his name …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • Linnaean — /li nee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Linnaeus, who established the binomial system of scientific nomenclature. 2. noting or pertaining to a system of botanical classification introduced by him, based mainly on the number or characteristics… …   Universalium

  • Linnaean — Lin·nae·an or Lin·ne·an lə nē ən, nā ; lin ē ən adj of, relating to, or following the systematic methods of the Swedish botanist Linné who established the system of binomial nomenclature Lin·né li nā Carl von (Latin Carolus Lin·nae·us li nā əs,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Linnaean — [lɪ ni:ən] (also Linnean) adjective relating to the Swedish botanist Linnaeus (Latinized name of Carl von Linné) (1707–78) or his system of binomial nomenclature in the classification of animals and plants. noun a follower of Linnaeus …   English new terms dictionary

  • linnaean — lin·nae·an …   English syllables

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