Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to botanic: Truffaut


 (bə-tăn′ĭ-kəl) also bo·tan·ic (-tăn′ĭk)
1. Of or relating to plants or plant life.
2. Of or relating to the science of botany.
A drug, medicinal preparation, or similar substance obtained from a plant or plants.

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

bo·tan′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.botanic - of or relating to plants or botany; "botanical garden"


[bəˈtænɪk] adj [garden] → botanique



(ˈbotəni) noun
the scientific study of plants.
boˈtanic(al) (-ˈtӕ-) adjective
ˈbotanist noun
a person who studies botany.
botanic(al) gardens noun singular or plural
a public park for the growing of native and foreign plants.
References in classic literature ?
From its appearance, he judged it to be one of those botanic gardens which were of earlier date in Padua than elsewhere in Italy or in the world.
I also frequently observed in the lagoon near the Botanic Garden, where the water is only a little less salt than in the sea, a species of hydrophilus, very similar to a water-beetle common in the ditches of England: in the same lake the only shell belonged to a genus generally found in estuaries.
One day I went to the Botanic Garden, where many plants, well known for their great utility, might be seen growing.
If, then, we would indeed restore mankind by truly Indian, botanic, magnetic, or natural means, let us first be as simple and well as Nature ourselves, dispel the clouds which hang over our own brows, and take up a little life into our pores.
The oak tree at the National Botanic Garden has been chosen by the public as Wales Tree of the Year for 2015.
Contract Notice: This Pre-Qualification Questionnaire is for the provision of Hard Facilities Management Services to The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes' lush 87-acre garden serving the community by providing a unique horticultural and wildlife habitat experience, announced today it has chosen full-service public relations agency Bob Gold & Associates to lead the publicity efforts for the arrival of the garden's newest inhabitants: a collection of amazing nature-themed sculptures which are part of Nature Connects, the art installation entirely constructed from nearly half a million toy LEGO bricks.
INTERMEDIATE Cup action saw Rainhill starting the game the slower against Botanic FC with the visitors taking the lead in the first 30 minutes.
During the last 100 years, faculty, researchers, and students from five American universities/museum/botanic gardens (New York Botanic Garden, Field Museum of Natural History, Miami University, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and Cornell University) have actively developed plant biodiversity activities in this archipelago (Britton & Millspaugh, 1920; Correll & Correll, 1982; Nickrent et al.
Sally Hedger and Blue Barnes Thomas from the National Botanic Garden of Wales will answer your questions on vegetable, fruit and herb growing in Ask the Expert, the Daily Post's weekly webchat.
CELEBRATE St Andrew's Day with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and receive a free ticket on Glasshouse admission for every adult ticket purchased.
SPARKS are set to fly as the end of the line draws near for Newcastle's botanic gardens.