batologist

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek βάτος (bátos, bramble) +‎ -ologist.

Noun[edit]

batologist (plural batologists)

  1. A botanist who studies the genus Rubus.
    • 1898, Journal of Botany, vol. 36:
      The brambles were backward this season, and I could do little with them ; but I am sure that this part of Ireland is a good hunting-ground for the batologist.

Etymology 2[edit]

From bat +‎ -ologist.

Noun[edit]

batologist (plural batologists)

  1. (colloquial or humorous) Someone who studies bats (the flying mammal).
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