a specialist in botany.

1675–85; botan(ism) botany (< Greek botanismós, equivalent to botán(ē) plant + -ismos -ism) + -ist Unabridged
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Example sentences for botanists
Attorneys on both sides recruited botanists to provide expert testimony.
Voyages of exploration routinely included botanists for this purpose.
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