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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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of Arnhem Land [by] Ray Specht, botanist, ecologist, ethno-botanist (extracts from letters, April to October 1948), unpublished TS; copy held by AIATSIS, Library.
the world-renowned environmental activist who is leading the charge for increased water conservation and river restoration; Wade Davis, the eminent ethno-botanist whose studies of plants and indigenous cultures in the Amazon River Basin give him a unique perspective for observing conditions along the Colorado River; Shana Watahomigie, a Grand Canyon guide and Native American of the Havasupai tribe; and extreme Team Teva kayaker Nikki Kelly, whose love and enthusiasm for her water sport reveal the joy and fun that rivers represent for recreational water users.
Ethno-botanist Lucile Housley will use diaries and records of early trappers, explorers, and botanists, and examples of the interactions of the tribal peoples and their environments to discuss Native American plant uses in the Oregon territory at the time of European contact with the Pacific Northwest.