Linean

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Linean (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of Linnaean; pertaining to the binomial nomenclature originated by Swedish naturalist Carolus Linnaeus.
    • 1857, Freeman Grant Cary, The Cincinnatus:
      The stamen is called the male and the pistil the female organ. This doctrine constituting the foundation of the Linean system, though but recently established upon the basis of logical induction is by no means novel.
    • 1869, Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, 1868-1869, page 369:
      The common white larch {Larix Europea) belongs to Monacea Monoddphia of the Linean system, and to the fir division of the natural order Coniferce.
    • 1998, Joan W. Goodwin, The Remarkable Mrs. Ripley: The Life of Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley, ISBN 155553368X:
      I don't know what flower they affect to emulate but I dare say they are known to each other under some order or class of the Linean system.
    • 2001, Kieth Alan Porter & Anne S. Kiremidjian, Assembly-Based Vulnerability of Buildings and its Uses in Seismic Performance Evaluation and Risk-Management Decision-Making:
      Like the Linean system for categorizing organisms, the assembly taxonomy is flexible, allowing for future refinement.

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