ethnobotany

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ethnobotany

[¦eth·nō′bät·ən·ē]
(anthropology)
The study of how cultures utilize plants and plant products.
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He notes that a speech at McGill by the explorer Stefansson, a trip to James Bay in 1948, the influence of the ethno-botanist Jacques Rousseau, and a Rockefeller grant to study the North, helped inspire his interest in an area largely ignored by southern academics.
But his experiment leads to some haywire twists and turns when he retains a non-English-speaking guide who thinks his father is a dolphin, and encounters a beautiful ethno-botanist searching for fertility drugs.
Saturday's commemoration included guided tours of the Gensley demonstration garden, a garden exchange and backyard sale, music and a lecture by ethno-botanist Richard Bugbee on the interaction of indigenous people and local plants.
Experiences with the Aborigines of Arnhem Land [by] Ray Specht, botanist, ecologist, ethno-botanist (extracts from letters, April to October 1948), unpublished TS; copy held by AIATSIS, Library.