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botanical (drug)

Definition:

a drug made from part of a plant (as the bark, root, or leaves)

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

botanicals

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

botanic | bot. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

from Medieval Latin botanicus, from Greek botanikos relating to plants, from...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

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Wikipedia:

Botany | plant science | s | plant biology

a discipline of biology and the science of plant life. Traditionally, the science included the study of fungi, algae, and viruses. A person engaged in the study of botany is called a botanist. Botany covers a wide range of scientific disciplines... (41 of 7531 words, 10 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Botany

Collins Dictionary:

botanical | botanic | botanically [adverb, derived]

of or relating to botany or plants | any drug or pesticide that is made from parts of a plant (19 of 490 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/botanical

Merriam-Webster:

botanical [entry 1, adjective] | species [synonym, sense-specific] | botanically [adverb, related]

of or relating to plants or botany | derived from plants | "species" (11 of 64 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/botanical

botanical [entry 2, noun]

a plant part or extract used especially in skin and hair care products ; also, a medicinal preparation derived from a plant (22 of 34 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/botanical show=1

New World Dictionary:

botanical | botanic [sense-specific] | botanically [adverb, related]

of plants and plant life | of or connected with the science of botany | of or belonging to a botanical species | a drug prepared from bark, roots, ... (26 of 55 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/botanical

American Heritage Dictionary:

botanical | botanic [sense-specific] | botanically [adverb, related]

Of or relating to plants or plant life. | Of or relating to the science of botany. | A drug, medicinal preparation, or similar substance obtained from ... (25 of 51 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/botanical

Oxford Dictionary:

botanical | botanicals | botanic [derived] | botanically [derived]

relating to botany | (usually "botanicals") | a substance obtained from a plant and used typically in medicinal or cosmetic products. (19 of 51 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/botanical

Wiktionary:

botanical | botanicals [plural]

Of or pertaining to botany; relating to the study of plants; as, a botanical system, arrangement, textbook, expedition. | Something derived from a botanical, especially herbal, source (26 of 45 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/botanical

Macmillan British Dictionary:

botanical

relating to plants or to the scientific study of plants (10 of 41 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/botanical

Random House Dictionary:

botanical | botanic [sense-specific]

of, pertaining to, made from, or containing plants. | [pharmacology] a drug made from part of a plant, as from roots, leaves, bark, or berries. (24 of 33 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/botanical

Cambridge Dictionary:

botanical | botanic

involving or relating to plants or the study of plants (10 of 29 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/botanical

Britannica Encyclopedia:

drug [chemical agent]

any chemical substance that affects the functioning of living things and the organisms that infect them. Pharmacology, the science of drugs, deals ... (22 of 1390 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/171942​/drug

Encarta Dictionary:

botanical | botanicals [plural] | botanics [plural] | botanic

relating to plants, especially to the scientific study of plants | a drug or product made from plants (often used in the plural) (22 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861592008​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

botanical | botanic

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Medieval Latin botanicus, from Greek botanikos relating to plants, from botanē plant, pasture, from boskein to feed; ... (20 of 27 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/botanical

New World Dictionary:

botanical

Origin: obsolete botanic ( from French botanique from Greek botanikos from botanē, a plant from boskein, to feed, graze) + "-al"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/botanical

American Heritage Dictionary:

botanical

Origin: From Late Latin botanicus, from Greek botanikos, from botanē, fodder, plants.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/botanical

Wiktionary:

botanical | botanicals [plural]

Origin: botany + -ical

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/botanical

botany

Origin: First attested in 1696: Back-formation from botanic..

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/botany

-ical

Origin: Combination of -ic from French -ique, from Latin -icus, related to Ancient Greek suffix -ικός (-ikos), plus -al from Latin adjective suffix -alis, or French -el.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ical

botanic | botanick [obsolete]

Origin: the Medieval Latin botanicus -- perhaps viâ the French botanique -- from the Ancient Greek βοτανικός (botanikos), from βοτάνη (botanē, "plant").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/botanic

Merriam-Webster:

botanical [entry 1, adjective]

First use: 1658

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

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/botanical

Online Etymology:

botanic

First use: 1650s

Origin: French botanique (17th century) or Medieval Latin botanicus, from Greek botanikos "of herbs", from botane "a plant, grass, ... (19 of 44 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=botanic

Encarta Dictionary:

botanical | botanicals [plural] | botanics [plural]

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: French botanique or late Latin botanicus from Greek botanikos from botanē "plant"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861592008​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

botanical | botanic

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

botanical

Audio: British English pronunciation of "botanical"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

botanical

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Cambridge Dictionary:

botanical

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "botanical"

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the Free Dictionary:

botanical

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botanic

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Google Dictionary:

botanical | botanicals [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "botanical"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

botanical

Audio: North American pronunciation of "botanical"

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YourDictionary Audio:

botanical

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "botanical" by speech synthesizer

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