from The Century Dictionary.

  • See botanize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb to collect and study plants.

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  • verb Alternative spelling of botanize.

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  • verb collect and study plants


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  • I came out for exercise, gentle exercise, and to notice the scenery and to botanise.

    Archive 2008-03-01 BikeSnobNYC 2008

  • I came out for exercise, gentle exercise, and to notice the scenery and to botanise.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll Herbert George 2006

  • Men who fish, botanise, work with the turning-lathe, or gather sea-weeds, will make admirable husbands and a little amateur painting in water-colour shows the innocent and quiet mind.

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers 2005

  • On this newly made, restricted strip one may peep and botanise without restraint, discovering that though it does not offer conditions at all favourable to the retention of moisture, plants of varied character crowd each other for space and flourish as if drawing nutriment from rich loam.

    Tropic Days 2003

  • Without wasting time to botanise, Gibson pushed his way into the centre of the little forest.

    The Sands of Mars Clarke, Arthur C. 1951

  • I shall therefore go to Premsong to-morrow, and if that is not a favourable place, return forthwith to Ghaloom's, and thence to Deeling to botanise on Thuma-thaya.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries William Griffith

  • He encouraged the boys and young men to botanise and observe nature in all forms, and though he would never allow nests to be taken, or even eggs if he could help it, he would give little prizes for the noting of any rare bird or butterfly.

    Father Payne Benson, Arthur C. 1915

  • Hardy went down to botanise in the swamp, while Meredith climbed towards the sun.

    The Victorian Age in Literature 1905

  • Sooner or later Science will botanise a bit on your turnip ghosts; and make you look turnips yourselves for having taken any.

    Magic A Fantastic Comedy 1905

  • We botanise, we look for nests, we geologise, we study birds through glasses, we garden.

    The Altar Fire Arthur Christopher Benson 1893


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  • My grandfather, a polymath, drew well,

    botanised, 'Englished' Vergil, geologised


    - Peter Reading, From a Journal, from Diplopic, 1983

    n.b. "Vergil" in the original, pseudo-quoted text.

    June 30, 2008