Definition of botanical in English:

botanical

Line breaks: bo¦tan|ic¦al
Pronunciation: /bəˈtanɪkl
 
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adjective

Relating to botany: botanical specimens
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  • 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?

noun

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A substance obtained from a plant and used typically in medicinal or cosmetic products.
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  • 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.

Derivatives

botanic

Pronunciation: /bəˈtanɪk/
adjective
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  • Sipping tea before the botanic feast of flowers and trees that surrounds the bowling green, the men and women in white were perplexed by the slurs.
  • One clings onto a pair of lofty branches with his arms spread so that the large leaves resemble the wings of a botanic angel.
  • Our academy of science is very interested in this research field, and Scotland is particularly strong in it, because of its long tradition of botanic knowledge.

botanically

adverb
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  • 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.

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