Divination using plants

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Botanomancy — Bot a*no*man cy, n. [Botany + mancy: cf. F. botanomantie.] An ancient species of divination by means of plants, esp. sage and fig leaves. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • botanomancy — noun a) Divination by plants. A form of pyromancy in which tree branches and leaves are burnt. Branches of brier and vervain were used, the question was etched into the branch. b) also referred to as tea leaf reading, or tasseomancy. See Also:… …   Wiktionary

  • botanomancy — divination using burning branches or plants Divination and Fortune Telling …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • botanomancy — /ˈbɒtənəˌmænsi/ (say botuhnuh.mansee) noun a method of divination entailing the burning of tree branches and leaves. {French botanomancie, New Latin botanomantia, from Greek botano , botane plant + mantia mancy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • botanomancy — botˈanomancy noun (obsolete) Divination by means of plants, esp the leaves of sage and fig • • • Main Entry: ↑botany …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pyromancy — (from Greek pyros , fire, and manteia , divination) is the art of divination by means of fire.History of pyromancyDue to the importance of fire in society from the earliest of times, it is quite likely that pyromancy was one of the earlier forms… …   Wikipedia

  • Methods of divination — This article is about the numerous varieties of divination. For divination as a whole, see Divination. Innumerable methods of divination can be found around the world, and many cultures practice the same methods under different names. During the… …   Wikipedia

  • Divination and Fortune-Telling — This list defines 163 terms for kinds of divination and fortune telling, ranging from very common (runes, tarot cards, or horoscopes) to extraordinarily rare. In fact, you won t believe the range of methods that people have developed to rip other …   Phrontistery dictionary

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