Definition of vasculum in English:


Line breaks: vas¦cu|lum
Pronunciation: /ˈvaskjʊləm

noun (plural vascula /-lə/)

  • A container used by botanists when collecting plants, typically in the form of a flattened cylindrical metal case with a lengthwise opening, carried by a shoulder strap.
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    • Many plants may be kept in the vasculum for several days if needed without sustaining injury.
    • The plastic bag has universally replaced the vasculum, but care needs to be taken to protect from the sun.
    • Several specimens may be placed in one vasculum, but be cautious to not damage delicate leaves and flowers.


late 18th century: from Latin, diminutive of vas 'vessel'.

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