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natural history

noun [U] uk   us  
the study of plants, animals, rocks, etc.: We went to see the dinosaur skeletons in the Natural History Museum.
Translations of “natural history”
in Chinese (Traditional) 博物學…
in Russian естествознание…
in Turkish tabiat/doğa bilgisi, doğabilim…
in Chinese (Simplified) 博物学…
in Polish historia naturalna, przyrodoznawstwo…
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