Associations to the word «Linnaeus»


LINNAEUS, proper noun. Carl (or the latinized Carolus) Linnaeus, also known as Carl von Linné, Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclature. He is known as the "father of modern taxonomy."

Dictionary definition

LINNAEUS, noun. Swedish botanist who proposed the modern system of biological nomenclature (1707-1778).

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats