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v. bot·a·nized, bot·a·niz·ing, bot·a·niz·es
1. To collect plants for scientific study.
2. To investigate or study plants scientifically.
To investigate or explore the plant life of (a region).

bot′a·niz′er n.
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(ˈbɒtəˌnaɪz) or


1. (Botany) (intr) to collect or study plants
2. (Botany) (tr) to explore and study the plants in (an area or region)
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(ˈbɒt nˌaɪz)

v. -nized, -niz•ing. v.i.
1. to study plants or plant life.
2. to collect plants for study.
3. to explore botanically; study the plant life of.
[1760–70; < New Latin < Greek]
bot′a•niz`er, n.
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Past participle: botanized
Gerund: botanizing

I botanize
you botanize
he/she/it botanizes
we botanize
you botanize
they botanize
I botanized
you botanized
he/she/it botanized
we botanized
you botanized
they botanized
Present Continuous
I am botanizing
you are botanizing
he/she/it is botanizing
we are botanizing
you are botanizing
they are botanizing
Present Perfect
I have botanized
you have botanized
he/she/it has botanized
we have botanized
you have botanized
they have botanized
Past Continuous
I was botanizing
you were botanizing
he/she/it was botanizing
we were botanizing
you were botanizing
they were botanizing
Past Perfect
I had botanized
you had botanized
he/she/it had botanized
we had botanized
you had botanized
they had botanized
I will botanize
you will botanize
he/she/it will botanize
we will botanize
you will botanize
they will botanize
Future Perfect
I will have botanized
you will have botanized
he/she/it will have botanized
we will have botanized
you will have botanized
they will have botanized
Future Continuous
I will be botanizing
you will be botanizing
he/she/it will be botanizing
we will be botanizing
you will be botanizing
they will be botanizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been botanizing
you have been botanizing
he/she/it has been botanizing
we have been botanizing
you have been botanizing
they have been botanizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been botanizing
you will have been botanizing
he/she/it will have been botanizing
we will have been botanizing
you will have been botanizing
they will have been botanizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been botanizing
you had been botanizing
he/she/it had been botanizing
we had been botanizing
you had been botanizing
they had been botanizing
I would botanize
you would botanize
he/she/it would botanize
we would botanize
you would botanize
they would botanize
Past Conditional
I would have botanized
you would have botanized
he/she/it would have botanized
we would have botanized
you would have botanized
they would have botanized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.botanize - 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"
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[ˈbɒtənaɪz] VIherborizar
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Clarke had hoped to find time to botanize, which was something Bell wished him to do, but as the geology work involved working at speed but consistently accurately, he felt that as "a new chum at it I am slow beyond even my usual slowness, so I have with many regrets to pass by all sorts of things unknown to me".
Fleetwood's disparaging account of what his wife might find--some grasses, some mosses--inadvertently conveys how far afield women had begun to botanize by the early nineteenth century, going beyond the flowers of a domestic pleasure garden into plant families that do not have discernible flowers of the sort that women were expected to paint as simulacra of themselves.
Muir wrote this letter from Meaford, Canada, where he had traveled to botanize and where he was staying and working with members of the local Disciples church.
This old tale is probably based on the facts that the French priest and botanist Charles Plumier (1646-1704) really did botanize in the West Indies and that the tree commonly known as frangipani was named after him.
In this context, MNCs must be regarded as a potentially very fruitful 'bowl or kettle offish' in which to botanize. The contextual heterogeneity, combined with the intra-organizational complexity and individual variability, makes it possible to study a rich and varied set of identification processes shaping social interaction, and ultimately to study organizational performance.
In 1870 it was Norrlin's turn to botanize in the Onega region, and in the first part of his Flora Kareliae Onegensis (Norrlin 1871) he could consider the problem of the boundary in detail, beginning with a historical introduction from Wirzen till Sahlberg.
In their process of exploring the cultural and geographical features of the region, Edwards and L base themselves for a time in the village of Caprile, and, having secured side-saddles, mules, and the services of two local guides, they take day trips to various sites to sketch, botanize, and admire the scenery.
After Bertram acquires a text on "Latin grammar" (181), this American farmer explains that within only "[t]hree months time," has was able "to botanize all over my farm" and, "in a little time I became acquainted with every vegetable that grew in my neighborhood" (181).
In terms of out-of-class activities, Henslow and Darwin went on field trips together to collect the insects that Darwin particularly fancied and also to botanize, collecting specimens for Henslow's herbarium which still exists and has recently received attention from a group of historians and botanists (Kohn et al., 2005).