Definition of Wardian case in English:

Wardian case

Line breaks: Ward|ian case
Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːdɪən/

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noun

chiefly • historical
  • A glass-sided airtight case used for growing ferns or other plants indoors or for transporting living plants over long distances.

Origin

mid 19th century: named after Nathaniel B. Ward (1791–1868), the English botanist who invented it.

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