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Botanical

{

Bo-tan′ic

,

Bo-tan′ic-al

, }
Adj.
[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.
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.

Definition 2022


botanical

botanical

English

Adjective

botanical (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to botany; relating to the study of plants
    a botanical system
    a botanical textbook

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Noun

botanical (plural botanicals)

  1. Something derived from a botanical, especially herbal, source
    • 2007 May 2, Eric Asimov, “No, Really, It Was Tough: 4 People, 80 Martinis”, in New York Times:
      But where vodka stays neutral, gin is infused with botanicals — a witch’s pantry of roots, berries, herbs, dried fruits and spices — dominated by the piney, breezy aroma of juniper berries.

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