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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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To a learned traveller this possibly may communicate some definite ideas: but who else from seeing a plant in an herbarium can imagine its appearance when growing in its native soil?
"Eliza's herbarium is now housed in the Grosvenor Museum.
Louise Idoux runs the Oswestry Herbarium on Albion Hill in the town.
The Peter Smith University of Botswana (PSUB) herbarium at Okavango Research Institute Representative has appreciated financial support from Desert and Delta Safaris (DDS) in Maun towards a Data Mobilisation Project.
Barkworth of Intermountain Herbarium, Utah State University, Logan, United States of America, who came from USA to train faculty, students, and technical staff of the Institute of Plant Sciences.
IN THE HEART OF MUMBAI'S ST XAVIER'S COLLEGE LIES THE BLATTER HERBARIUM, NAMED in 1941 for its founder Father Ethelbert Blatter (1877-1934), a Swiss Jesuit in British India.
The workshop with naturalist Stacy Iwanicki starts indoors with a self-paced exploration of herbarium specimens followed by lunch and then a trek outside.
Direct observation and measurements, of vegetative and reproductive structures, were performed with dissecting and optical microscopes equipped with micrometers to examine the morphological characters of the collected specimens and to compare them with the morphological descriptions of the taxon in the literature and in herbarium collections.
Samples collected were examined and morphological studies were conducted in the Herbarium of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (HUMS) and laboratory of Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, UNIMAS.
Being a product of the profuse geographical discoveries of the time, from the eighteenth century onwards these botanical collections evolved into the ones we know today when Linnaeus decided to unbind the herbarium's volumes of his time in order to manage specimens as unique files and thus, catalogue biodiversity (Heywood, 1983).
She collects plant specimens using traditional herbarium techniques and incorporates the historical, medicinal, ecological, and cultural, and spiritual life of the plant into her art.