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botanical

[ buh-tan-i-kuhl ]
/ bəˈtæn ɪ kəl /
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Definition of botanical

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.
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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 forms of botanical

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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