Definition of botanize in English:

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botanize

Pronunciation: /ˈbɒtənʌɪz/
(also botanise)

verb

[no object] (usually as noun botanizing)
Study plants, especially in their natural habitat: I’d always be scheming to go off birdwatching or botanizing
More example sentences
  • In the late 1800's and early 1900's, botanists would travel by excursion boat down the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. to Marshall Hall and spend the day botanizing in nearby habitats.
  • The group began botanizing along the cobblestone sidewalks along 110 Street in the northwest section of the park.
  • Late September is one of the best times for roadside botanizing in the Pine Barrens.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from modern Latin botanizare, from Greek botanizein 'gather plants', from botanē 'plant'.

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