Theophrastus

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The·o·phras·tus

 (thē′ə-frăs′təs) 371?-287? bc.
Greek philosopher who succeeded Aristotle as leader of the Peripatetics and wrote important treatises in botany and other sciences, logic, and metaphysics.
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Theophrastus

(ˌθɪəˈfræstəs)
n
(Biography) ?372–?287 bc, Greek Peripatetic philosopher, noted esp for his Characters, a collection of sketches of moral types
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The•o•phras•tus

(ˌθi əˈfræs təs)

n.
372?–287 B.C., Greek philosopher.
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Noun1.Theophrastus - Greek philosopher who was a student of Aristotle and who succeeded Aristotle as the leader of the Peripatetics (371-287 BC)
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