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.

Nearby words

  1. bota,
  2. botallo's duct,
  3. botanic,
  4. botanic garden,
  5. botanica,
  6. botanical garden,
  7. botanically,
  8. botanist,
  9. botanize,
  10. botany

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 botanical

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 Formsbotanically, 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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Word Origin and History for botanical

botanical

adj.

1650s, from botanic + -al. Related: Botanically.

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