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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.]
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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
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(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.
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a collection of dried plants, assembled and arranged for botanical study.
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 a collection of dried plants or herbs, 1700.
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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
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[hɜːˈbɛərɪəm] N (herbariums or herbaria (pl)) [hɜːˈbɛərɪə]herbario m
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nHerbarium nt
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Drawing information from herbaria within Illinois, in surrounding states, and in national archives, Mohlenbrock continues his work on the multi-volume comprehensive flora of the state of Illinois with a second volume on the family Asteraceae, which is the ninth volume on dicotyledonous flowering plants, or dicots.
The Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Sindh, Jamshoro organized a 3-day International Workshop on digitization and Geo-referencing of Herbaria and Botanical Gardens in Pakistan.
Blaschka, March 6, 1892 (translated), the Archives of Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka and the Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants: Blaschka Studio Correspondence 1892: Botany Libraries, Archives of the Economic Botany Herbarium of Oakes Ames, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Mass.
Additional collections of plant material from new localities where the taxon was unknown to be present were also considered, as well as those archived in national and regional herbaria.
Currently, the 3000 existing herbaria worldwide preserve almost 350 million specimens (Thiers, 2016) that constitute a pennanent and well documented record of plant distribution over time and space.
Naczi explored plant specimen records at multiple herbaria, finding evidence of declines in several species.
Herbaria are storehouses of irreplaceable knowledge and key resources for plant classification and nomenclature and so contribute to cataloging biodiversity.
The Georeferencing and Digitizing Project of the fungal herbarium at this campus is part of a national project to centralize information gathered by professional mycologists in universities and national herbaria around the United States.
An Ocean Garden is reminiscent of Victorian-era herbaria, those scrapbooks that amateur naturalists crafted with carefully desiccated plant specimens affixed to their pages.
Variation in environmental factors associated with altitude at which specimens grew, and intrinsic variation, may be mitigated by appropriate sampling strategies, that is, by sampling specimens collected from the same area at a similar elevation; however, an inherent problem in using herbaria is that the earlier lodged specimens lack comprehensive collection information on herbarium sheets.
Coverage includes kinds, rates, and patterns of extinction; evolution; population dynamics; the roles of zoological gardens, botanical gardens and herbaria, and natural history museums; species monitoring; endangered species; the extinction of various species and in different periods, ecosystems, and regions; different causes; and prevention.