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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Botany  \Bot"a*ny\,  n.;  pl  {Botanies}.  [F.  botanique  a.  &  n., 
  fr  Gr  ?  botanic,  fr  ?  herb,  plant,  fr  ?  to  feed,  graze.] 
  1.  The  science  which  treats  of  the  structure  of  plants,  the 
  functions  of  their  parts  their  places  of  growth,  their 
  classification,  and  the  terms  which  are  employed  in  their 
  description  and  denomination.  See  {Plant}. 
 
  2.  A  book  which  treats  of  the  science  of  botany. 
 
  Note:  Botany  is  divided  into  various  departments;  as 
 
  {Structural  Botany},  which  investigates  the  structure  and 
  organic  composition  of  plants; 
 
  {Physiological  Botany},  the  study  of  their  functions  and 
  life;  and 
 
  {Systematic  Botany},  which  has  to  do  with  their 
  classification,  description,  nomenclature,  etc 




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