solander

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From D. C. Solander, Swedish botanist.

Noun[edit]

solander (plural solanders)

  1. A box, in the form of a book, used for keeping botanical specimens etc; drop-spine or clamshell box
    • 1991, Museum studies, Volumes 17-18[1], edition Digitized, Art Institute of Chicago, published 2011, page 93:
      Among the many unmatted drawings in the solander box was a large, colorful chalk and pastel Christ Child on greenish-blue laid paper ...