field guide

field guide
a guidebook describing natural objects of some type that might be encountered in the field

a field guide to mushrooms

Hypernyms: ↑guidebook, ↑guide

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: a manual that identifies objects in a class and especially natural objects and that is suitable for carrying into the field

a field guide to birds

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a portable illustrated book to help identify birds, plants, rocks, etc., as on a nature walk.

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field guide noun
An illustrated book used to identify birds, animals, plants, etc in the field
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Main Entry:field

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n. a book for the identification of birds, flowers, minerals, or other things in their natural environment

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noun, pl ⋯ guides [count]
: a book that helps you to identify birds, plants, animals, rocks, etc.

a field guide to the birds

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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