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 (hûr-bâr′ē-əm, ûr-)
n. pl. her·bar·i·ums or her·bar·i·a (-ē-ə)
1. A collection of dried plants mounted, labeled, and systematically arranged for use in scientific study.
2. A place or institution where such a collection is kept.

[Late Latin herbārium, from Latin herbārius, one skilled in herbs, from Latin herba, herb, vegetation.]


n, pl -iums or -ia (-ɪə)
1. (Botany) a collection of dried plants that are mounted and classified systematically
2. (Botany) a building, room, etc, in which such a collection is kept
herˈbarial adj


(hɜrˈbɛər i əm, ɜr-)

n., pl. -bar•i•ums, -bar•i•a (-ˈbɛər i ə)
1. a collection of dried plants systematically arranged.
2. a room or building in which such a collection is kept.
[1770–80; < Late Latin, = Latin herb(a) herb + -ārium -arium]
her•bar′i•al, adj.


a collection of dried plants, assembled and arranged for botanical study.
See also: Botany


 a collection of dried plants or herbs, 1700.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.herbarium - a collection of dried plants that are mounted and systematically classified for study
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole


[hɜːˈbɛərɪəm] N (herbariums or herbaria (pl)) [hɜːˈbɛərɪə]herbario m


nHerbarium nt
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To a learned traveller this possibly may communicate some definite ideas: but who else from seeing a plant in an herbarium can imagine its appearance when growing in its native soil?
Although the basic methodology of collecting, pressing and handling herbarium sheets has not changed substantially over time, their use has markedly evolved.
His early collections became the germ of the BCF Herbarium at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Barcelona, founded in 1943; and later, his Pyrenean collections served as the basis for the JACA Herbarium in 1969, with over 300,000 specimen vouchers, a large part of which are from Montserrat's own collections (see http:// floragon.
She collects plant specimens using traditional herbarium techniques and incorporates the historical, medicinal, ecological, and cultural, and spiritual life of the plant into her art.
Time spent in the forest and herbarium with William Hawthorne and Daniel K.
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Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University 81: 3-73.
Long-term phenology monitoring and herbarium specimens (pressed plants) are two sources of historical flowering and fruiting phenology data that record the timing of flowering or fruiting at a specific location in a specific year (Fig.
The students, from Ali Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Al-Thani Secondary Independent School for Boys, visited the QBG Herbarium and explored the QF Nursery where researchers explained the biological processes that take place inside greenhouses and how QBG conserves their plants.
NYBG's herbarium has dried plants collected during the explorations of Charles Darwin and Captain James Cook.
maximiliani in the relevant collection locations were obtained from herbarium specimens, which can serve as a proxy for seasonal flowering times and flowering durations for locally collected samples.