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.
- bo·tan·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·bo·tan·ic, adjective
- non·bo·tan·i·cal, adjective
- non·bo·tan·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·bo·tan·i·cal, adjective
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How to use botanical in a sentence
Effleurage is an age-old perfumers’ technique used to extract botanicals from flowers by pressing the fresh petals into a layer of vegetable fat.Infuse your booze to add some flavor to the holidays | By Dan Q. Dao/Saveur | November 6, 2020 | Popular-Science
Tinkering with time-tested arrangements turns plants into botanical slackers.
Tinkering with these time-tested and co-evolved arrangements, however, can turn plants into botanical slackers.
An awful lot of crops grown in the developed world eat a botanical version of this diet—main courses of conventional fertilizers with pesticide sides.
So long as a supply of organic matter replenishes the soil, it powers the cycle of eating, pooping, and dying among soil life that supports the entire botanical world.
In his twenties, he began to study art and music in Simpson College, and gained notice for his drawings of botanical experiments.
This would be their home base while they spent around 10 days trekking through the jungle in search of the perfect new botanical.When a Modern-Day Indiana Jones Met an Adventurous Gin Distiller | Ann Binlot | July 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She later confessed to poring over botanical volumes in search of suitable poisons and scouring the woods for lethal mushrooms.The Week in Death: Clarissa Dickson Wright, One of ‘Two Fat Ladies’ | The Telegraph | March 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One of their regular haunts was the botanical Gardens, just outside Hamilton.
The G-20 leaders had a working dinner at the Pittsburgh Phipps Conservatory and botanical Gardens Thursday night.
Early on the following morning, I accompanied Count Berchthold to the botanical gardens.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
We saw the botanical garden so much praised by Humboldt; but it is in sad disorder, having been for some time entirely neglected.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
Most of the books are either editions of the classics or theological works, but there are a few on medical and botanical subjects.A History of the Cambridge University Press | S. C. Roberts
Honey took the place of sugar on the table and in cooking, for the Romans had only a botanical knowledge of the sugar cane.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
Suppose we go first to the market, and then in a roundabout way to the botanical Gardens.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2 | Ida May Hill Starr
British Dictionary definitions for botanical
of or relating to botany or plants
any drug or pesticide that is made from parts of a plant
- botanically, adverb
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