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If you’re not already, dig into media about the natural world, in whatever format you like best, whether that means watching documentaries, reading books about animals or botany or expeditions, or following foraging accounts on TikTok.

It manages to be an ode to taxidermy and botany, a meditation on aging, a tongue-in-cheek look at how we romanticize the wilderness, and, as the title suggests, a reflection on the delusions of modern life.

That was the end of her formal education, but she showed great aptitude for botany.

Thus she was heading to the University of North Dakota as a botany instructor.

A 1786 book on experimental physics covered astronomy, geology, zoology, medicine, and botany.

The Garden of Cyrus, with its arcane explorations of botany and geometry, may as well be an alchemical treatise or a grimoire.

And she has amassed a world-class 10,000-volume library devoted to botany through the ages.

Three men were sentenced to grow potatoes at Botany Bay the rest of their lives.

He had taken up botany with much ardour, and sharing the study with Margaret was a great delight to both.

“Botany is that branch of biology which treats of plant life” has in it the same error.

“Biology” is not so well understood as “botany,” though it is a more general term.

“Man is an animal that reasons,” “botany is the branch of science that treats of plant life,” would both be easily understood.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to botany, such as: anatomy, cytology, ecology, genetics, horticulture, and morphology.

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