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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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