herbarist

herbarian, herbarist

Obsolete, a herbalist.
See also: Botany, Plants
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On 14/14 August 1604, the queen granted John Gerrard, herbarist, the lease of a garden plot adjoining Somerset House on condition of supplying her with herbs, flowers, and fruit according to the seasons.
There, Gerard notes that "most of the later Herbarists do call this plant Hyacinthus Poeticus, or Poets Hyacinth." Ovid, of course, is among the poets whom Gerard enlists to provide natural-historical data about this flower.