Definition of Linnaeus, Carolus in English:

Linnaeus, Carolus

Line breaks: Ca|ro|lus Lin|naeus
Pronunciation: /lɪˈniːəs
 
, -ˈneɪəs/
  • (1707–78), Swedish botanist, founder of modern systematic botany and zoology; Latinized name of Carl von Linné. He devised an authoritative classification system for flowering plants involving binomial Latin names (later superseded by that of Antoine Jussieu), and also a classification method for animals.

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Linnaean

(also Linnean) adjective & noun
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  • As is often the case with Linnean genera, the concept of Valeriana was wide and included all 16 species of Valerianaceae known at that time.
  • The core of the poem involves Darwin's playfully personified yet careful description of many flowering plants found in Linnaean taxonomy.
  • Not only did it identify about a thousand species of plants and 464 genera, it helped to overturn the established Linnean system of botanical taxonomy.

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