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From natural +‎ -ist.

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naturalist (plural naturalists)

  1. (obsolete, except as merged with later senses) A natural philosopher; a scientist. [16th–19th c.]
  2. (philosophy) A person who believes in or advocates the tenets of philosophical or methodological naturalism. [from 16th c.]
  3. An expert in natural history or the study of plants and animals. [from 17th c.]
    • a. 1776, Joseph Baretti, “Dialogue the Fortieth”, in Easy Phraseology for the Use of Those Persons Who Intend to Learn the Colloquial Part of the Italian Language[1], 1835 edition, Turin: Joseph Bocca, page 236:
      I will leave off all my childish fooleries and diversions, and set about studying with such a rage, that when you come back next year, you may find the tongue I have now in my mouth more forky than that of some serpents mentioned by Pliny the naturalist.
  4. (art) A creative artist who attempts to faithfully represent nature; an adherent of artistic naturalism. [from 19th c.]

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Borrowed from French naturaliste.

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naturalist m (plural naturaliști)

  1. naturalist

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