bo·tan·i·cal (bə-tănĭ-kəl) also bo·tan·ic (-tănĭk)
1. Of or relating to plants or plant life.
2. Of or relating to the science of botany.
A drug, medicinal preparation, or similar substance obtained from a plant or plants.
[From Late Latin botanicus, from Greek botanikos, from botanē, fodder, plants.]
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