botanical

[ buh-tan-i-kuh l ]
/ bəˈtæn ɪ kəl /

adjective

Also bo·tan·ic. of, pertaining to, made from, or containing plants: botanical survey; botanical drugs.

noun

Pharmacology. a drug made from part of a plant, as from roots, leaves, bark, or berries.

Origin of botanical

1650–60; botanic (< Medieval Latin botanicus < Greek botanikós of plants, equivalent to botán(ē) herb + -ikos -ic) + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for botanic

botanical

botanic

/ (ˌbəˈtænɪkəl) /

adjective

of or relating to botany or plants

noun

any drug or pesticide that is made from parts of a plant

Derived Forms

botanically, adverb

Word Origin for botanical

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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