botanize
verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: 1767 intransitive verb to collect plants for botanical investigation; also to study plants especially on a field trip transitive verb to explore for botanical purposes • botanizer noun

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  • Botanize — Bot a*nize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Botanized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Botanizing}.] [Cf. F. botaniser.] To seek after plants for botanical investigation; to study plants. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Botanize — Bot a*nize, v. t. To explore for botanical purposes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • botanize — (Amer.) bot·a·nize || bÉ’tÉ™naɪz v. study or collect plants for scientific purposes (also botanise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • botanize — [bät′ nīz΄] vi. botanized, botanizing 1. to gather plants for botanical study 2. to study plants, esp. in their natural environment vt. to investigate the plant life of (a region) botanizer n …   English World dictionary

  • botanize — botanizer, n. /bot n uyz /, v., botanized, botanizing. v.i. 1. to study plants or plant life. 2. to collect plants for scientific study. v.t. 3. to explore botanically; study the plant life of. Also, esp. Brit., botanise. [1760 70; < NL… …   Universalium

  • botanize — verb To do the work of a botanist; as to inventory the plant life in an area. 1770: Dr Solander and Myself were botanizing mdash; , The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks, entry for 1770 January 22. [ …   Wiktionary

  • botanize — bot·a·nize …   English syllables

  • botanize — bot•a•nize [[t]ˈbɒt nˌaɪz[/t]] v. nized, niz•ing 1) bot to study plants or plant life 2) bot to collect plants for study 3) bot to explore botanically; study the plant life of • Etymology: 1760–70; < NL < Gk bot′a•niz er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • botanize — v.intr. (also ise) study plants, esp. in their habitat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Botanized — Botanize Bot a*nize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Botanized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Botanizing}.] [Cf. F. botaniser.] To seek after plants for botanical investigation; to study plants. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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