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Life would be dull without them.Oscar Wilde
17th century. From botanical.
- (uncountable) The scientific study of plants, a branch of biology. Typically those disciplines that involve the whole plant.
- The plant life, or the properties and life phenomena exhibited by a plant, plant type, or plant group.
- (countable) A botanical treatise or study, especially of a particular system of botany or that of a particular place.
scientific study of plants
botanical treatise or study
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