Definición de Wardian case en inglés:

Wardian case

Saltos de línea: Ward|ian case
Pronunciación: /ˈwɔːdɪən
 
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sustantivo

chiefly • historical
  • A glass-sided airtight case used for growing ferns or other plants indoors or for transporting living plants over long distances.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • The trees came as small plants in wooden cases, like miniature glasshouses, named Wardian cases after their inventor.
    • Nathanial Bagshaw Ward's major innovation was the invention of what became known as the Wardian case.
    • The Wardian cases on display, from manufacturer H. Potter, were beautiful and more were expected to arrive soon.

Origen

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

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