verb (used without object)
to study plants or plant life.
to collect plants for scientific study.
verb (used with object)
to explore botanically; study the plant life of.
Also, especially British, bot·a·nise.
Origin: 1760–70; Related forms
< Neo-Latin botanizāre
< Greek botanízein
to gather plants. See botanist
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