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botanize

or (especially British) botanise

[bot-n-ahyz] /ˈbɒt nˌaɪz/
verb (used without object), botanized, botanizing.
1.
to study plants or plant life.
2.
to collect plants for scientific study.
verb (used with object), botanized, botanizing.
3.
to explore botanically; study the plant life of.
Origin of botanize
1760-1770
1760-70; < New Latin botanizāre < Greek botanízein to gather plants. See botanist, -ize
Related forms
botanizer, noun
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botanize

/ˈbɒtəˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to collect or study plants
2.
(transitive) to explore and study the plants in (an area or region)
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