naturalist

[ nach-er-uh-list, nach-ruh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF naturalist
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Let me narrate a fact interesting alike to the naturalist and meteorologist.

The painter would not depict every twig, as would the naturalist.

He cannot be a naturalist, until he satisfies all the demands of the spirit.

If you are a naturalist, here are grand forests to contemplate.

When I read a naturalist or a biologist I am always ashamed of what I have called a sport.

He was also a naturalist of some distinction, or perhaps I should say a learned collector.

It was that naturalist who, engaging him as a sort of assistant, took him to the East.

The naturalist woke up, and sat all in a heap, staring owlishly.

Every naturalist concealed within him a lover of idylls or eclogues.

He need not know them as a naturalist, but as a hunter, as a camper.

WORD ORIGIN

"student of plants and animals," c.1600, from French naturaliste, from natural (see natural (adj.)). Earlier "one who studies natural, rather than spiritual, things" (1580s).

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