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Linnaean

[li-nee-uh n] /lɪˈni ən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Linnaeus, who established the binomial system of scientific nomenclature.
2.
noting or pertaining to a system of botanical classification introduced by him, based mainly on the number or characteristics of the stamens and pistils.
Also, Linnean.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; Linnae(us) + -an
Related forms
post-Linnean, adjective
pre-Linnaean, adjective
pre-Linnean, adjective
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