- Also bo·tan·ic. of, pertaining to, made from, or containing plants: botanical survey; botanical drugs.
- Pharmacology. a drug made from part of a plant, as from roots, leaves, bark, or berries.
Origin of botanical
Examples from the Web for botanic
We hired a guy called Patrick Cullina, who was at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, to run the horticulture and operations of the park.Summer Lovers
September 19, 2009
“There's the botanic garden at the University,” I suggested.Pipefuls
He was to enclose the park for our deer, as well as the grounds for the botanic garden.The Desert Home
Here we will leave the poetical part of the 'Botanic Garden.'Evolution, Old & New
Some of the seeds were sown in the Botanic Garden of Madrid, but without result.A World of Wonders
Linnus was ready to leave and paid a farewell visit to the botanic gardens.Sweden
- of or relating to botany or plants
- any drug or pesticide that is made from parts of a plant
Word Origin and History for botanic
1650s, from French botanique (17c.) or directly from Medieval Latin botanicus, from Greek botanikos "of herbs," from botane "a plant, grass, pasture, fodder." The Greek words seems to have more to do with pasturage than plants; cf. related botamia "pastures, meadows," boter "herdsman," boton "grazing beast."