Meaning of natural history

nat'ural his'tory

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the sciences, as botany, mineralogy, or zoology, dealing with the study of all objects in nature: used esp. in reference to the beginnings of these sciences in former times.
  2. the study of these sciences.
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