Definition of the Linnean Society from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Linnean Society

 
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an organization established in 1788 at Burlington House, London, England, for the scientific study of plants and animals. It was named after Carolus Linnaeus (1707-78), a Swedish scientist who invented a system for naming living things, and whose library and scientific collections are kept by the Society. The Society publishes several scientific journals.