The interest and the desire evoked the natural historian, the inheritor of the half-forgotten mantle of Pliny.
That would be a curious fact for our natural historian, Don Prospero.
Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, a famous French botanist and natural historian, died.
He was not thinking about his shortcomings as a natural historian.
Never did natural historian so jauntily provide for every fact contravening his theories.
In Scandinavia the natural historian, especially the mineralogist, will be chiefly interested.
Mr Marsden, without pretending to be a natural historian, gives us a very good picture of the water-worn surface of Sumatra.
Frederick Hasselquist, a Swedish botanist and natural historian, died at Smyrna.
Peter Collinson died; an eminent English botanist and natural historian.
The slower motions of the owl prove to the natural historian that it consumes less oxygen than the eagle.
natural history n.
The study and description of organisms and natural objects, especially their origins, evolution, and interrelationships.
A collection of facts about the development of a natural process or object.
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The study and description of living things and natural objects, especially their origins, evolution, and relationships to one another. Natural history includes the sciences of zoology, mineralogy, geology, and paleontology.