- 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 botanically
Of which things you will find it good to consider also otherwise than botanically.Proserpina, Volume 1
They are all, botanically speaking, edible or poisonous fungi.
The uses of the wood are similar to that of tulip with which it is botanically related.Trees of Indiana
Charles Clemon Deam
They surveyed the world, botanically speaking, from China to Peru.The Call of the Wildflower
Henry S. Salt
The native rubber-tree of Brazil, botanically known as Hevea brasiliensis, yields the finest quality rubber.Rubber
Edith A. Browne
- 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 botanically
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