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botanical Syllabification: bo·tan·i·cal
Pronunciation: /bəˈtanək(ə)l/

Definition of botanical in English:


Of or relating to plants: botanical specimens a botanical illustrator
More example sentences
  • The botanical specimens went to various herbaria at Harvard University.
  • Around 1900 a fungus came into the country on a shipment of botanical specimens from Japan.
  • What about the botanical specimens he studied while traipsing around the Imperial grounds in a suit, tie and rubber boots?


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A substance obtained from a plant and used as an additive, especially in gin or cosmetics.
Example sentences
  • Included under the act's definition of dietary supplements are such widely divergent substances as vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids or any extract or combination of them.
  • Recent interest in alternatives to traditional synthetic pesticides has resulted in numerous products containing botanicals, oils, soaps and microbial materials.
  • Many useful drugs are botanicals derived from plants.


Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • Although Europeans settled this county in the early 1800's, it has not been carefully and thoroughly studied botanically.
  • Rockingham County, located in northwestern Virginia, is the third largest county in the state and is botanically rich and diverse.
  • The drawings are simple, lovely, and botanically accurate.

Words that rhyme with botanical

Brahmanical, mechanical, puritanical, sanicle, tyrannical
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