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naturalist

1. a person who is expert or interested in botany or zoology, esp in the field
2. a person who advocates or practises naturalism, esp in art or literature

Naturalist

 

one who studies natural history. The Young Naturalists (iunnaty) are schoolchildren who study nature and are concerned with the conservation of useful plants and animals.

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But possessing all the grand distinctive features of the leviathan, most naturalists have recognised him for one.
In our time the majority of so-called advanced people- that is, the crowd of ignoramuses- have taken the work of the naturalists who deal with one side of the question for a solution of the whole problem.
It was the time when the Dutch and the Portuguese, rivalling each other in this branch of horticulture, had begun to worship that flower, and to make more of a cult of it than ever naturalists dared to make of the human race for fear of arousing the jealousy of God.
not accurately known; naturalists have never been able to find a
I much regret that want of space prevents my having the satisfaction of acknowledging the generous assistance which I have received from very many naturalists, some of them personally unknown to me.
I have in this edition largely condensed and corrected some parts, and have added a little to others, in order to render the volume more fitted for popular reading; but I trust that naturalists will remember, that they must refer for details to the larger publications which comprise the scientific results of the Expedition.
For the present let it suffice for us to know that he accepted the "Development Hypothesis" as an explanation of the origin of species: but he did not halt where most naturalists have halted.
Dey said he was an escaped convict, but he was a naturalist, und dot was enough for me.
All my unspoken instincts, my vague suspicions, suddenly took shape and centred upon the naturalist.
A search of the shelves of almost any public library will bring to light a book entitled, "A Naturalist Among the Head Hunters.
A DISTINGUISHED Naturalist was travelling in Australia, when he saw a Kangaroo in session and flung a stone at it.
If I were a naturalist, I would tell him that, according to some illustrious men of science, nature has furnished us with instances upon the earth of animals existing under very varying conditions of life; that fish respire in a medium fatal to other animals; that amphibious creatures possess a double existence very difficult of explanation; that certain denizens of the seas maintain life at enormous depths, and there support a pressure equal to that of fifty or sixty atmospheres without being crushed; that several aquatic insects, insensible to temperature, are met with equally among boiling springs and in the frozen plains of the Polar Sea; in fine, that we cannot help recognizing in nature a diversity of means of operation oftentimes incomprehensible, but not the less real.