botanica

noun
bo·​tan·​i·​ca | \ bə-ˈta-ni-kə How to pronounce botanica (audio) \

Definition of botanica

: a shop that deals in herbs and charms used especially by adherents of Santeria

Examples of botanica in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chef Jason Tan calls his cuisine gastro-botanica and gives equal billing to flora and fauna. Robyn Eckhardt, WSJ, "Two Strategic Days in Singapore: Where to Splurge, Where to Save," 4 Jan. 2019 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% 0:00 / 2:53 Man wearing a bucket on his head steals pigeons from Miami botanica Advertisement Miami Police are trying to identify a man, with a bucket on his head, who stole 40 pigeons from a Miami botanica. Jared Gilmour, sacbee, "L.A. euthanized a homeless man’s 18 pet pigeons. He can sue the city, court rules," 1 May 2018 Miami Police are trying to identify a man, with a bucket on his head, who stole 40 pigeons from a Miami botanica. Jared Gilmour, sacbee, "L.A. euthanized a homeless man’s 18 pet pigeons. He can sue the city, court rules | The Sacramento Bee," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of botanica

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for botanica

American Spanish botánica, from feminine of Spanish botánico botanical

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“Botanica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/botanica. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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