Definition of Gilbert White from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Gilbert White

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(1720-93) an English naturalist (= a person who studies animals, birds, plants, etc.). He spent most of his life working as an assistant to a Church of England priest in Selborne, a village near Winchester in southern England, and wrote in great detail about the natural life of the countryside there. His best-known work is The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1789).