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bo·tan·i·cal(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.]
(Botany) of or relating to botany or plants
(Pharmacology) 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]
bo•tan•i•cal(bəˈtæn ɪ kəl)
adj. Also, bo•tan′ic.
1. of, pertaining to, or derived from plants.
2. of or pertaining to botany: botanical research.
3. of or belonging to a plant species.n.
4. a drug made from part of a plant, as from roots or bark.
[1650–60; < Medieval Latin botanicus < Greek botanikós of plants, derivative of botánē herb]