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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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(ˈbɒtəˌnaɪzə) or


(Plants) a person who botanizes
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