Definition of De vries
1. Noun. Dutch botanist who rediscovered Mendel's laws and developed the mutation theory of evolution (1848-1935).
Generic synonyms: Botanist, Phytologist, Plant Scientist
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Literary usage of De vries
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1. English Colonies in America by John Andrew Doyle (1907)
"The dealings of the Director with de vries himself were marked by the same ... de vries refused; twelve musketeers were sent down to enforce the order; ..."
2. History of the State of New York by John Romeyn Brodhead (1874)
"TII. another ship and yacht, with which de vries himself was to go out to the ... After two months' delay, de vries set sail again, in company with the ..."
3. Narratives of Early Pennsylvania, West New Jersey and Delaware, 1630-1707 by Albert Cook Myers (1912)
"de vries, 1630-1633, ... Bloemaert, Jan de Laet, and myself, David Pietersz. de Vries. But more were afterwards admitted into the company; namely, ..."
4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... 1577 by Jan Vredeman de Vries of Antwerp, was not of tbe saae type, for instead of confining his work, like Shute and ..."
5. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"de vries followed with reinforcements, but before his arrival the Indians burned ... de vries had the rare gift of knowing just how to deal with barbarians. ..."
6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"de vries takea a clear position against the view that the " mutants " of Lamarckiana represent the splitting of a hybrid form. He believes that hybrids ..."
7. The History of the United States of America by Richard Hildreth (1849)
"de vries, one of Dec. these parties, ... de vries proceeded np the bay in search of supplies, but Fort Nassau had ..."