- To do the work of a botanist; as to inventory the plant life in an area; to collect plants for research purposes.
- 1770: Dr Solander and Myself were botanizing — Joseph Banks, The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks, entry for 1770 January 22. 
- Maria Edgeworth
- When he was not studying, he was botanizing or mineralogizing with O'Toole's chaplain.
do the work of a botanist