Meaning of “botany” in the English Dictionary

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"botany" in British English

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botanynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbɒt.ən.i/ us /ˈbɑː.t̬ən.i/

Examples from literature

  • Here I can saunter in a green-house among plants and heaths, studying botany and beauty. 
  • His leisure time was given up to natural history, and especially to mineralogy and botany. 
  • I spoke just now of the time when England was joined to France, as bearing on Hampshire botany. 
  • In this same leisurely manner I studied zoology and botany. 
  • When his shop was closed he would go out on the hills, and there spend his time studying geology and botany. 

(Definition of “botany” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"botany" in American English

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botanynoun [ U ]

us /ˈbɑt·ən·i/

(Definition of “botany” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)