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Herbarium   Listen
noun
Herbarium  n.  (pl. E. herbariums, L. herbaria)  
1.
A collection of dried specimens of plants, systematically arranged.
2.
A book or case for preserving dried plants.






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"Herbarium" Quotes from Famous Books



... fruits. Concerning the work of the different kinds of moulds. Troussart says: "Mucor mucedo devours our preserves; Ascophora mucedo turns our bread mouldy; Molinia is nourished at the expense of our fruits; Mucor herbarium destroys the herbarium of the botanist; and Choetonium chartatum develops itself on paper, on the insides of books and on their bindings, when they come in contact with a damp ...
— A Practical Physiology • Albert F. Blaisdell

... interest of the little hortus siccus was the Alpine Flora, gathered at an altitude of five thousand feet above sea-level. The plants were offered to Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, of Kew; and Professor D. Oliver, of the Herbarium, has kindly furnished me with a list of the names (Appendix IV.). Mr. William Carruthers and his staff also examined the spirit-specimens ...
— The Land of Midian, Vol. 1 • Richard Burton

... nearly all the natural cinchona barks of South America and every known variety of the cultivated product from the British government plantations in India. In addition, there were specimens from Java, Ceylon, Mexico, and Jamaica. The Indian and Jamaican barks were accompanied by herbarium specimens of the leaf and flower (and, in some cases, the fruit) of each variety of tree from which the bark ...
— History of the Division of Medical Sciences • Sami Khalaf Hamarneh

... of the unashamed newness of the Weatherford riches that the conservatory, a glass-and-iron greenhouse, built out as an extension of one of the drawing-rooms, was called "the herbarium." It was a reproduction, on a generous scale, of a tropical garden. Half-grown palms and banana-trees made a well-ordered jungle of the softly lighted interior; and if, in the gathering of her floral treasures, Mrs. Weatherford had omitted any ...
— The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush • Francis Lynde



Words linked to "Herbarium" :   accumulation, aggregation, collection, assemblage



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