oxford views updated Jun 08 2018
her·bar·i·um / (h)ərˈbe(ə)rēəm/ •
n. (pl. -bar·i·ums or -bar·i·a / -ˈbe(ə)rēə/ ) a systematically arranged collection of dried plants. ∎ a room or building housing such a collection. ∎ a box, cabinet, or other receptacle in which dried plants are kept.
oxford views updated Jun 11 2018
A collection of dried plants together with collection data that might be used in taxonomic studies based on their anatomy or preserved biomolecules.
gale views updated Jun 27 2018
a collection of dried plants or herbs, 1700.