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1. The branch of ethnobiology that studies the plant lore and agricultural customs of a people.
2. The study of such lore and customs.

eth′no·bo·tan′i·cal (-bə-tăn′ĭ-kəl) adj.
eth′no·bo·tan′i·cal·ly adv.
eth′no·bot′a·nist n.


(Botany) the branch of botany concerned with the use of plants in folklore, religion, etc
ˌethnoˈbotanist n


(ˌɛθ noʊˈbɒt n i)

1. the plant lore and agricultural customs of a people.
2. the systematic study of such lore and customs.
[1885–90, Amer.]
eth`no•bo•tan′ic (-bəˈtæn ɪk) eth`no•bo•tan′i•cal, adj.
eth`no•bot′a•nist, n.


a specialty in botany that studies the lore and uses of plants as illustrative of the customs of a (usually primitive) society. — ethnobotanist, n.ethnobotanic, ethnobotanical, adj.
See also: Botany
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