- 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
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Examples from the Web for botanical
In his twenties, he began to study art and music in Simpson College, and gained notice for his drawings of botanical experiments.Growth Stocks
The Daily Beast
October 17, 2014
One of their regular haunts was the Botanical Gardens, just outside Hamilton.How John Lennon Rediscovered His Music in Bermuda
November 3, 2013
The G-20 leaders had a working dinner at the Pittsburgh Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Thursday night.The G-20 Bonus Madness
September 25, 2009
But love, symbolized by a rose-bud, is emphatically a botanical emotion.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
He regretted that he had not brought his geologist's hammer and botanical wallet with him.The Fortune of the Rougons
The botanical characters of Concord indicate that it is a pure-bred Labrusca.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
Their botanical exhibit was one of the most notable at the exposition.
It furnished the chief stimulus to botanical research at the time of the Renaissance.The Legacy of Greece
- of or relating to botany or plants
- any drug or pesticide that is made from parts of a plant
C17: from Medieval Latin botanicus, from Greek botanikos relating to plants, from botanē plant, pasture, from boskein to feed; perhaps related to Latin bōs ox, cow
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Word Origin and History for botanical
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