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  • noun Plural form of botany.


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  • During this particular viewing, I got a 50-point Scrabble bonus for making the word "botanies" for a total of (I think) 83 points.

    Archive 2005-06-01 KaneCitizen 2005

  • "Sabbatia sprays, those rosy ghosts that haunt the Plymouth ponds," -- "the cardinal, with the very glitter of the stream it loves meshed like a silver mist behind its scarlet sheen," -- "the wide rhodora marshes, where some fleece of burning mist seemed to be fallen and caught and tangled in countless filaments upon the bare twigs," -- such traits as these are not to be found in the newspapers nor in the botanies.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864 Various

  • He certainly gives a clear account of the growth of his belief, and sustains it by a great many droll notions about the physiology of plants, which would hardly be admissible in the botanies of to-day.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864 Various

  • In one season I have located here almost every flower named in the botanies as native to these regions and several that

    Gene Stratton-Porter: A Little Story of The Life and Work and Ideals of "The Bird Woman" 1926

  • She was familiar with many members of she family, but such a fine specimen she seldom had found and she could not recall having seen it in all of her botanies.

    Her father`s daughter 1921

  • Frequently she smiled when she read statements in her botanies as to where plants and vegetables could be found.

    Her father`s daughter 1921

  • After dinner, eaten, let it be confessed, with more haste and less accompaniment of talk than usual, the parlor doors were opened, and there stood the Christmas tree in a glow of light, its wonderful branches laden with all manner of strange fruits not to be found in the botanies.

    Christmas Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse Robert Haven Schauffler 1921

  • The topic Grasses is manifestly unfit for children, since grasses are difficult to study, and the description of them in encyclopedias and botanies is too technical.

    Library Work with Children 1917

  • Aside from laxity of method and statement, the only difference is that geographies and histories and botanies and astronomies are now part of the authoritative literature which is to be mastered.

    democracy and Education : an Introduction to the Philosophy of Education 1916

  • He saw his tumbled bed by the open window facing the lake, the small table with his writing material, the crude rack on the wall loaded with medical works, botanies, drug encyclopædias, the books of the few authors who interested him, and the bare, muck-tracked floor.

    The Harvester 1911


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