botanical

[buh-tan-i-kuhl]
adjective
1.
Also, botanic. of, pertaining to, made from, or containing plants: botanical survey; botanical drugs.
noun
2.
Pharmacology. a drug made from part of a plant, as from roots, leaves, bark, or berries.

Origin:
1650–60; botanic (< Medieval Latin botanicus < Greek botanikós of plants, equivalent to botán(ē) herb + -ikos -ic) + -al1

botanically, adverb
nonbotanic, adjective
nonbotanical, adjective
nonbotanically, adverb
unbotanical, adjective
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botanical or botanic (ˌbəˈtænɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to botany or plants
 
n
2.  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]
 
botanic or botanic
 
adj
 
n
 
[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]
 
bo'tanically or botanic
 
adv

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botanic
1650s, from Fr. botanique (17c.) or M.L. botanicus, from Gk. botanikos "of herbs," from botane "a plant, grass, pasture, fodder." The Gk. words seems to have more to do with pasturage than plants; cf. related botamia "pastures, meadows," boter "herdsman," boton "grazing beast." Related: Botanical.
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Example sentences
The botanic garden supports itself through college funds and from the sale of plants to visitors.
The botanic garden features a wide variety of exotic trees, flowers and plants on display year-round.
Enjoy parks, botanic gardens, and dining amidst blooming plants in and around this mountain town.
The botanic museum attracts researchers from all over the world.
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