Botanical
Botanic Bo*tan"ic, Botanical Bo*tan"ic*al, a. [Cf. F. botanique. See {Botany}.] Of or pertaining to botany; relating to the study of plants; as, a botanical system, arrangement, textbook, expedition. -- {Bo*tan"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

{Botanic garden}, a garden devoted to the culture of plants collected for the purpose of illustrating the science of botany.

{Botanic physician}, a physician whose medicines consist chiefly of herbs and roots. [1913 Webster]


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  • botanical — [bə tan′i kəl] adj. [< obs. botanic (< Fr botanique < Gr botanikos < botanē, a plant < boskein, to feed, graze) + AL] 1. of plants and plant life 2. of or connected with the science of botany 3. of or belonging to a botanical… …   English World dictionary

  • botanical — 1650s, from BOTANIC (Cf. botanic) + AL (Cf. al). Related: Botanically …   Etymology dictionary

  • botanical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to botany. ► NOUN ▪ a substance obtained from a plant and used as an additive. DERIVATIVES botanically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • botanical — [[t]bətæ̱nɪk(ə)l[/t]] botanicals 1) ADJ: ADJ n Botanical books, research, and activities relate to the scientific study of plants. The area is of great botanical interest. ...botanical gardens. 2) N COUNT Botanicals are drugs which are made from… …   English dictionary

  • botanical — botanically, adv. /beuh tan i keuhl/, adj. 1. Also, botanic. of, pertaining to, made from, or containing plants: botanical survey; botanical drugs. n. 2. Pharm. a drug made from part of a plant, as from roots, leaves, bark, or berries. [1650 60;… …   Universalium

  • botanical — 1. adjective Of or pertaining to botany; relating to the study of plants; as, a botanical system, arrangement, textbook, expedition. 2. noun Something derived from a botanical, especially herbal, source …   Wiktionary

  • botanical — bo|tan|i|cal [ bə tænıkl ] adjective relating to plants or the scientific study of plants: botanical research The botanical name for ivy is Hedera helix …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • botanical — UK [bəˈtænɪk(ə)l] / US adjective relating to plants or to the scientific study of plants botanical research The botanical name for ivy is Hedera helix …   English dictionary

  • botanical — botanic, botanical Both forms have been in use since the 17c. Botanical is more common in general use, although botanic occurs in traditional names such as the Botanic Garden in Oxford and the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh …   Modern English usage

  • botanical — I. adjective Etymology: French botanique, from Greek botanikos of herbs, from botanē pasture, herb, from boskein to feed, graze; probably akin to Lithuanian guotas flock Date: 1658 1. of or relating to plants or botany 2. derived from plants 3.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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