Noun Vasculum Definition and Examples


Noun:

Vasculum

Pronunciation:

/ˈvaskjʊləm/

Definition:
1.

noun

A container used by botanists when collecting plants, typically in the form of a flattened cylindrical metal case with a lengthwise opening, carried by a shoulder strap.
  1. 'Many plants may be kept in the vasculum for several days if needed without sustaining injury.'
  2. 'The plastic bag has universally replaced the vasculum, but care needs to be taken to protect from the sun.'
((n.) Same as Ascidium, n., 1.|--|(n.) A tin box, commonly cylindrical or flattened, used in collecting plants.|--|)


Origin:
Late 18th century: from Latin, diminutive of vas ‘vessel’.

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