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Synonyms for botanize

collect and study plants

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Unlike most British watercolorists of the time, she often uses a thick application of watercolor and she regularly depicts plants on the taxonomic edge that she finds, along with more typical species along the highways and byways where she botanizes. She includes many grasses (mostly unidentified), orchid species in the genus Orchis or Ophrys, well represented among English native wildflowers, and cryptogams.
More likely, Edwards is using the well practiced skill of making the most of her material, for Edwards goes on to reassure her potentially shocked audience, "I don't know that I have ever experienced a more lively sense of gratification and relief than when I presently learned that this lady is a German." Perhaps her nationality keeps her from impugning the character of the narrator or the sympathy of the reader, but then Edwards explains that the woman is a well known character in the area: "She paints, she botanizes, and I think they said she writes." The similarities are a bit suspicious, since Edwards has presented herself as something of an original in the traversing of the Dolomites.
On their way north to Acapulco, the ships stayed four months in Lima and a month in Guayaquil, permitting Haenke and his French colleague Louis Nee to botanize and zoologize inland to their hearts' content.
"The men of science may botanize or ransack the mineral productivity of a wild and mountainous domain.
How I would love to return here and botanize in the plain present tense.
This trip found Emerson again in a buoyant mood, as he writes to his brother Charles on 12 September, "And we botanize & criticize & poetize & memorize & prize & grow wise we hope & I am your loving brother Waldo" (Letters 1:283).
Though I am here to botanize, I am surrounded by people who generously and enthusiastically call my attention to a succession of gray herons, cormorants, black kites, and bitterns, and I become a birder by default.
My companion it was who wandered up the stream to look for moose this time, while Joe went to sleep on the bank, so that we felt sure of him; and I improved the opportunity to botanize and bathe.
During the day, you cruise the rivers in the dugout, hike through virgin jungle, sample cinnamon from wild trees, fish for piranhas, swim, botanize, and bird-watch.
does more than botanize on the graves of mutilated peasants and famous victims--he blackmails us with our sentiment and outrages our compassion; it is the novel as a form of abuse, the dead-end of feeling."
But while both Brown and Beddoes would seem to evince a similar reticence about the existence of something called health, they nonetheless both work to sustain this productive category by affording it absolute normative value among broader medical impulses to "botanize the field of the pathological." (19) Embodying the instability of Romantic discourses of well-being within the figure of the hypochondriac enables Beddoes to transform the uncertainty at the core of a discussion of health into a useable form with which to mold healthy bodies, even if there might not be such things.