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[hur-bair-ee-uh m, ur-] /hɜrˈbɛər i əm, ɜr-/
noun, plural herbariums, herbaria
[hur-bair-ee-uh] /hɜrˈbɛər i ə/ (Show IPA)
a collection of dried plants systematically arranged.
a room or building in which such a collection is kept.
Origin of herbarium
1770-80; < Late Latin, equivalent to Latin herb(a) herb, green vegetation + -ārium -arium
Related forms
herbarial, adjective Unabridged
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  • The virtual herbarium set the direction and set the example for what can be done.
  • Genetic diversity of citrus bacterial canker pathogens preserved in herbarium specimens.
  • Fourth, herbarium specimens often contain many examples of the same taxon collected across the entire range of the plant.
  • Glue the packet to the top of the herbarium paper so you can access the contents.
British Dictionary definitions for herbarium


noun (pl) -iums, -ia (-ɪə)
a collection of dried plants that are mounted and classified systematically
a building, room, etc, in which such a collection is kept
Derived Forms
herbarial, adjective
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