naturalist (n.) "student of plants and animals," c.1600, from Fr. naturaliste, from natural (see NATURAL (Cf. natural) (adj.)). Earlier "one who studies natural, rather than spiritual, things" (1580s).

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  • naturalist — [nach′ər əl ist, nach′rə list] n. [Fr naturaliste] 1. a person who studies nature, esp. by direct observation of animals and plants 2. a person who believes in or practices naturalism in any form adj. NATURALISTIC …   English World dictionary

  • naturalist — UK [ˈnætʃ(ə)rəlɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms naturalist : singular naturalist plural naturalists someone who studies living things and their environment …   English dictionary

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