naturalist


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

naturalist \nat"u*ral*ist\, n. [Cf. F. naturaliste.]
   1. One versed in natural science; a student of natural
      history, esp. of the natural history of plants or animals;
      a botanist or zoologist.
      [1913 Webster +PJC]

   2. One who holds or maintains the doctrine of naturalism in
      religion. --H. Bushnell.
      [1913 Webster]
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