Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to plants or plant life.
  • adjective Of or relating to the science of botany.
  • noun A drug, medicinal preparation, or similar substance obtained from a plant or plants.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or concerned with the study or cultivation of plants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a drug made from part of a plant (as the bark or root or leaves)
  • adjective of or relating to plants or botany

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Late Latin botanicus, from Greek botanikos, from botanē, fodder, plants.]

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botany +‎ -ical

Examples

  • Identifying gaps in botanical information for biodiversity conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Chocó-Darién moist forests

  • They have made a long-term botanical study of the composition of the natural forest and its pharmacological potentials, of the okapi and of the dynamics of the socio-economic impact of human migration.

    Okapi Faunal Reserve, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • We also probably should go to the Austin botanical gardens and plan hikes at least once a month.

    Dru Blood - I believe in the inherent goodness of all beings: Woke up, coughing...

  • We also probably should go to the Austin botanical gardens and plan hikes at least once a month.

    Dru Blood - I believe in the inherent goodness of all beings: November 2004 Archives

  • Unfortunately, its counterpart in French botanical terminology, radicule, apparently has been anglicised into radicle.

    languagehat.com: PLUMULE.

  • Unfortunately, its counterpart in French botanical terminology, radicule, apparently has been anglicised into radicle.

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  • As late as 1820, Goethe worried that women and children should not be exposed to the "dogma of sexuality" in botanical studies (Stern 245).

    Notes

  • They are all found in botanical works under long, clumsy, Latin appellations, very little fitted for every-day uses, just like the plants of our gardens, half of which are only known by long-winded Latin polysyllables, which timid people are afraid to pronounce.

    Rural Hours

  • With a career spanning 35 years, Lipscomb has become known as a botanical ambassador.

    PRWeb - Daily News Feed

  • Sylva worked as the groundskeeper at the now-defunct Maui Zoo in Wailuku and began planting native foliage to the point that it also became known as a botanical garden, Hobdy recalled.

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