botanise


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Related to botanise: botanize

botanise


Past participle: botanised
Gerund: botanising

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.botanise - collect and study plants
analyze, break down, dissect, take apart, analyse - make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features; "analyze a specimen"; "analyze a sentence"; "analyze a chemical compound"
References in classic literature ?
Such a party was highly agreeable to Rosalie; but not finding it equally suitable to my taste, I presently fell back, and began to botanise and entomologise along the green banks and budding hedges, till the company was considerably in advance of me, and I could hear the sweet song of the happy lark; then my spirit of misanthropy began to melt away beneath the soft, pure air and genial sunshine; but sad thoughts of early childhood, and yearnings for departed joys, or for a brighter future lot, arose instead.
Such descriptions of how she felt in the bush add to the sense that, for Molloy, the imperative to get out and botanise was overwhelming.
Part jungly Grand Tourist de luxe, part Jane Austen in the tropics, Lady Henrietta botanises her way through these pages, seed- and plant-collecting against her eventual return to Shropshire, her daughters sketching, learning Persian, collecting baby tigers and meeting the tiny offspring of deposed rajas.