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English noun: botany

1. botany (group) all the plant life in a particular region or period


SamplesPleistocene vegetation.
The flora of southern California.
The botany of China.


Synonymsflora, vegetation


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Narrower (hyponym)brier, brier patch, brierpatch, browse, brush, brushwood, bush, chaparral, coppice, copse, forest, garden, ground cover, groundcover, growth, scrub, shrubbery, stand, thicket, wood, woods


Member meronymbiology, biota


Domain categoryflora, plant, plant life


Domain category memberscut, dried-up, mown, sear, sere, shriveled, shrivelled, sprouted, uncut, unmown, withered


Antonymsfauna, zoology

2. botany (cognition) the branch of biology that studies plants


Synonymsphytology


Broader (hypernym)biological science, biology


Narrower (hyponym)algology, mycology, palaeobotany, paleobotany, phycology, pomology, pteridology


Domain category membersacarpellous, acarpelous, acaulescent, achlamydeous, acropetal, acroscopic, acyclic, aerial, aestivation, aggregate, alar, alliaceous, alternate, annual, annual, antheral, aphyllous, apogametic, apogamic, apogamous, apogamy, apomictic, apomictical, apophysis, apothecial, araceous, archegonial, archegoniate, archesporial, ariled, arillate, aroid, arthrosporic, arthrosporous, asclepiadaceous, ascocarpous, ascosporic, ascosporous, assurgent, autogamic, autogamous, autophytic, autotrophic, axial, axile, axillary, basal, basidiomycetous, basidiosporous, basifixed, basipetal, basiscopic, bast, bicapsular, biennial, biennial, bifid, bilabiate, bladed, blister, brachiate, bryophytic, bullate, callus, calyceal, calycinal, calycine, calyx, cambial, cancellate, cancellated, capsular, capsulate, capsulated, carpellate, caulescent, cauline, cauline, chlamydeous, clathrate, cohesion, coma, comal, comate, comate, comose, comose, composite, compound, convolute, convoluted, cork, corolla, corona, cruciferous, cyclic, cymose, determinate, dextrorsal, dextrorse, diclinous, dissilience, division, double, embryo, endogamic, endogamous, epiphytic, estivation, etiolation, exogamic, exogamous, fastigiate, flora, foliate, foliation, foliolate, germ tube, growth regulator, heterotrophic, homostyled, homostylic, homostylous, imbricate, imbricated, indeterminate, invaginate, involucrate, involute, inward-developing, kingdom Plantae, leaf node, leafing, ligneous, ligule, lip, lithophytic, lobe, monoclinous, myrmecophytic, natural scientist, naturalist, node, one-year, opposite, outward-developing, paired, panicled, paniculate, papilla, parthenocarpy, pentamerous, perennial, perennial, peristome, phellem, phloem, phyllodial, phytohormone, pistillate, pistillate, pitcher, plant, plant hormone, plant kingdom, plant life, Plantae, pollen tube, precocious, racemose, radical, rolled, root, rough, rugose, scapose, scurf, self-pollinating, simple, single, sinistrorsal, sinistrorse, smooth, spicate, spike, sporulate, sporulate, squamulose, staminate, stemless, stemmed, style, taproot, terete, tomentose, torulose, trifid, two-lipped, two-year, umbelliferous, umbelliform, unsubdivided, venation, vernation









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