|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
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Linnaeus Lin·nae·us (lĭ-nē'əs, -nā'-), Carolus. Known as “Karl Linné.”. 1707-1778.
Swedish botanist and founder of the modern binomial classification system for plants and animals.
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Swedish naturalist who in 1735 introduced a method for classifying plants and animals using generic and specific designations. This laid the foundation for the modern system of binomial nomenclature.