Definition of herbarium in English:


Syllabification: her·bar·i·um
Pronunciation: /ˌ(h)ərˈberēəm

noun (plural herbariums or herbaria /-ˈbe(ə)rēə/)

1A systematically arranged collection of dried plants.
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  • All materials examined are deposited at the spirit collection and the herbarium of the Botanical Museum of Cordoba, Argentina.
  • Pollen material was obtained from the herbarium of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Voucher specimens were deposited in the herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
1.1A room or building housing a collection of dried plants.
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  • Apart from the rooms where patients are treated, the main clinic from which he works in Kitarare, has a nursery and there are plans for an herbarium.
  • Both herbaria house a broad collection of specimens from North American representatives of the genus Arabis.
  • Most herbaria house morphologically unidentifiable immature collections of Carex.
1.2A box, cabinet, or other receptacle in which dried plants are kept.


late 18th century: from late Latin, from Latin herba 'grass, herb'.

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