Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

botanical

play
adjective bo·tan·i·cal \bə-ˈta-ni-kəl\

Simple Definition of botanical

  • : of or relating to plants or the study of plants

  • : made from or taken from plants

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of botanical

  1. 1 :  of or relating to plants or botany

  2. 2 :  derived from plants

  3. 3 :  species <botanical tulips>

botanically play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of botanical

French botanique, from Greek botanikos of herbs, from botanē pasture, herb, from boskein to feed, graze; probably akin to Lithuanian guotas flock


First Known Use: 1658

Rhymes with botanical


2

botanical

noun bo·tan·i·cal

Definition of botanical

  1. :  a plant part or extract used especially in skin and hair care products; also :  a medicinal preparation derived from a plant



Circa 1926

First Known Use of botanical

circa 1926


BOTANICAL Defined for Kids

botanical

play
adjective bo·tan·i·cal \bə-ˈta-ni-kəl\

Definition of botanical for Students

  1. :  of or relating to the study of plants




Medical Dictionary

1

botanical

play
adjective bo·tan·i·cal \bə-ˈtan-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of botanical

  1. 1:  of or relating to plants or botany

  2. 2:  derived from plants

botanically \-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


Variants of botanical

also botanic \bə-ˈtan-ik\ play

2

botanical

noun bo·tan·i·cal

Medical Definition of botanical

  1. :  a medicinal preparation derived from a plant :  herbal remedy <The popular botanical ginkgo biloba does not improve memory, nor does it prevent cognitive decline in older people, according to the largest and longest scientific study conducted on the supplement.—Elizabeth Weise, USA Today, 30 Dec. 2009>



Variants of botanical

also botanic

Learn More about botanical


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up botanical? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

expressing little or no emotion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ