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officinal

adjective of·fi·ci·nal \ə-ˈfi-sə-nəl, -, ä-; ˌ-fə-ˈsī-nəl, ˌä-\

Definition of OFFICINAL

:  medicinal <a monograph on officinal flora>

Examples of OFFICINAL

  1. <the discovery of officinal plants that continues to this day>

Origin of OFFICINAL

Medieval Latin officinalis of a storeroom, from officina storeroom, from Latin, workshop, from opific-, opifex workman, from opus work + facere to do
First Known Use: circa 1720

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