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Lin·nae·us

 (lĭ-nē′əs, -nā′-), Carl or Carolus Also called Carl von Linné. 1707-1778.
Swedish botanist and founder of the modern classification system for plants and animals, presented in his influential work Systema Naturae.

Linnaeus

(lɪˈniːəs; -ˈneɪ-)
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(Biography) Carolus (ˈkærələs), original name Carl von Linné. 1707–78, Swedish botanist, who established the binomial system of biological nomenclature that forms the basis of modern classification

Lin•nae•us

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Carolus (Carl von Linné), 1707–78, Swedish botanist.
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Carolus Linnaeus

Lin·nae·us

(lĭ-nē′əs, lĭ-nā′əs)
1707-1778. Swedish naturalist who founded the modern classification system for the naming of plants and animals. He introduced the use of two names including a designation of genus and species in 1749. See more at binomial nomenclature.
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Linnaeus declares, I hereby separate the whales from the fish.
Not so, however, with the disciple of Linnaeus, during the momentous period that it remained a mooted point at the tribunal of his better judgment, whether the stout descendants of the squatter were not likely to dispute his right to traverse the prairie in freedom.
Linnaeus has calculated that if an annual plant produced only two seeds--and there is no plant so unproductive as this--and their seedlings next year produced two, and so on, then in twenty years there would be a million plants.