wardian case

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wardian case

(ˈwɔːdɪən)
n
(Botany) a type of glass container used for housing delicate ferns and similar plants
[C19: named after N. B. Ward (died 1868), English botanist]
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The huge growth in new introductions was in part down to the splendidly named Dr Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward who discovered in 1829 that plants could grow in a sealed glass jar for years and created the first Wardian Cases.