noun: [ eth-noh-bot-n-ee ] study of how people of a particular culture and region utilize native plants. Plants provide food, clothing, medicine, shelter, dyes, fibers, oils, soaps, tannins, and contribute to the air quality. Many native groups also use plants in ceremonial or spiritual rituals.

"the very course of human culture has been deeply influenced by plants..."​

-Balick and Cox | The Science of Ethnobotany

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