hortus siccus

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From Latin hortus (garden) + siccus (dry).


hortus siccus

  1. A collection of specimens of plants, dried and preserved and arranged systematically; a herbarium.
    • 1790, Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, Oxford, published 2009, page 13:
      It would certainly be a valuable addition of nondescripts to the ample collection of known classes, genera and species, which at present beautify the hortus siccus of dissent.