Definition of Gesner
1. Noun. Swiss naturalist who was one of the founders of modern zoology (1516-1565).
Lexicographical Neighbors of Gesner
Literary usage of Gesner
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes, Ernest Alfred Benians (1903)
"In 1545 Conrad Gesner printed his Bibliotheca, a far larger book, not confined to ... He knows less accurately than Gesner what books actually exist and are ..."
2. The Classical Journal (1812)
"That the practice of Gesner sometimes over-ruled the doubts of our editors, we may infer from the correspondence of their text in one word to that of Gesner ..."
3. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1902)
"That Gesner should recognize other Asters than Aster Atticus was ... The ancients described one gentian ; Gesner himself was sold in London, 1846, for los. ..."
4. The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq.: With Memoirs of His Life and by Edward Gibbon, John Baker Holroyd Sheffield (1837)
"MATTHEW Gesner. 4. As to the question concerning the age of Catullus, I am entirely of your opinion; and lest you should think that I agree with you merely ..."
5. A General Bibliographical Dictionary by Friedrich Adolf Ebert, Arthur Browne (1837)
"tis Pilati juxta Lucernam. Ace. J. du Choul Pilati mentis in Gallia descriptio etc. Tig., And. Gesner, 1555. 4°. with woodcuts, 2 leaves, 87 pages, ..."
6. The Professionl Training of Secondary Teachers in the United States by George Washington Andrew Luckey (1903)
"... having for its object the professional training of teachers was the philological seminary established by JM Gesner in the University of Gottingen 1737. ..."
7. The Zurich Letters: Comprising the Correspondence of Several English Bishops by Hastings Robinson, John Hunter, Parker Society (Great Britain) (1842)
"HAIL ! again and again, most illustrious and very dear Gesner. ... Between him and Gesner an intimate friendship existed, and the latter, who was so eminent ..."