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Linnaeus, Carolus British & World English

(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 He devised an authoritative classification system for flowering plants involving binomial Latin names (later superseded by that of Antoine Jussieu), and also a classification method for animals

Linnaeus New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Carolus (1707–78), Swedish founder of systematic botany and zoology; Latinized name of Carl von Linné