[hur-bair-ee-uhm, ur-]
noun, plural herbariums, herbaria [hur-bair-ee-uh] .
a collection of dried plants systematically arranged.
a room or building in which such a collection is kept.

1770–80; < Late Latin, equivalent to Latin herb(a) herb, green vegetation + -ārium -arium

herbarial, adjective
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herbarium (hɜːˈbɛərɪəm)
n , pl -iums, -ia
1.  a collection of dried plants that are mounted and classified systematically
2.  a building, room, etc, in which such a collection is kept

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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.
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