Definition of botany noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɒtəni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːtəni//
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the scientific study of plants and their structure compare biology, zoology Word Origin late 17th cent.: from earlier botanic (from French botanique, based on Greek botanikos, from botanē ‘plant’) + -y.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: botany

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