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Linnaeus (lɪˈniːəs Pronunciation for Linnaeus ; -ˈneɪ-) 

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noun

  1. Carolus (ˈkærələs), original name Carl von Linné. 1707–78, Swedish botanist, who established the binomial system of biological nomenclature that forms the basis of modern classification

Example Sentences Including 'Linnaeus'

Linnaeus ' naming of the useless weed Siegesbeckia is said to have been his response to such criticism.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Linnaeus developed the now familiar binomial system of nomenclature, in which the name of each species includes its genus.
New Scientist (2004)
Nicholas was writing a century before Linnaeus developed a systematic method of botanical classification.
Benjamin Woolley THE HERBALIST: Nicholas Culpeper Rebel Physician (2004)
Sasha Waddell sells the Linnaeus one-drawer dressing table, £560, and a three-drawer version for £705.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)

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