noun (plural -nies) Etymology: botanic botanical + 2-y Date: 1696 1. a branch of biology dealing with plant life 2. a. plant life b. the properties and life phenomena exhibited by a plant, plant type, or plant group 3. a botanical treatise or study; especially a particular system of botany • botanist noun

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