Complete Definition of "Linnaean"

was wotd|2007|May|23
English
Alternative spellings
Linnean

Etymology
After w:Carolus Linnaeus|Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778), Swedish naturalist who helped to standardize biological nomenclature.

Pronunciation
IPA|/lɪËneɪ.Én/ or /lɪËniË.Én/
audio|en-us-Linnaean.ogg|Audio (US)
audio|en-us-Linnaean-2.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|eɪÉn

Adjective
Linnaean

  1. Of, or relating to w:Carolus Linnaeus|Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish naturalist, either personally (i.e. "a Linnaean name") or in a wider sense, of the era influenced by him
  2. Of, or relating to the binomial nomenclature originated by him
  3. (recent) Relating to the nomenclature Codes that have their starting point in a work by Linnaeus or are derived from such a Code. This includes the idea of a ranked taxonomy, which of course was not initiated by Linnaeus.

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