Definition of Linnaeus

1. Noun. Swedish botanist who proposed the modern system of biological nomenclature (1707-1778).

Exact synonyms: Carl Von Linne, Carolus Linnaeus, Karl Linne
Generic synonyms: Botanist, Phytologist, Plant Scientist
Derivative terms: Linnaean, Linnean

Definition of Linnaeus

1. Proper noun. Carl (or the latinized Carolus) Linnaeus, also known as Carl von Linné, Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclature. He is known as the "father of modern taxonomy." ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Linnaeus

Linguatula rhinaria
Linguatula serrata
Lingvo Kosmopolita
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Linnaea borealis americana
Linnaean nomenclature
Linosyris vulgaris
Linotype machine
Linus Carl Pauling
Linus Pauling

Literary usage of Linnaeus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletins of American Paleontology by Cornell University, Paleontological Research Institution (1895)
"(linnaeus), Hubbard, Sci. Survey of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands, New York Acad. Sci., vol. 3, pt. 2, pp. 134-135. 1921. ..."

2. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1789)
"... of Animals called, by linnaeus, Amphibia; particularly on the Means ... no one has been To little attended to as the clais, called by linnaeus, ..."

3. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1907)
"This incident was the first revelation of his genius; 1 The zooth anniversary of the birth of linnaeus is to be celebrated in many places during May, ..."

4. The History of Creation, Or, The Development of the Earth and Its by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, Edwin Ray Lankester, L. Dora Schmitz (1892)
"linnaeus as the Founder of the Systematic Description of Nature and Distinction of ... Meaning of linnaeus' Idea of Species. —His History of Creation. ..."

5. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1837)
"Charles Von linnaeus, an inhabitant of Sweden, suddenly emerging from obscurity ... linnaeus extended the principles of his classification to the animal and ..."

6. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1855)
"Juniperus Lycia, and Juniperus Phoenicea of linnaeus. ... and meaning of these names are unknown. s0 Laurus nobilis of linnaeus. See B. xv. c. 39. ..."

7. A Short History of Natural Science and of the Progress of Discovery: From by Arabella Burton Buckley (1882)
"Birth aid Early Life ot Button and linnaeus compared—Buffon's Work on Natural History—Daubenton wrote the Anatomical Part —Buffon's Books very interesting, ..."

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