What does botanical mean?

Definitions for botanical
bəˈtæn ɪ kəlbotan·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. botanicaladjective

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

  2. botanic, botanicaladjective

    of or relating to plants or botany

    "botanical garden"

Wiktionary

  1. botanicalnoun

    Something derived from a botanical, especially herbal, source

  2. botanicaladjective

    Of or pertaining to botany; relating to the study of plants; as, a botanical system, arrangement, textbook, expedition.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Botanical, Botanickadjective

    Relating to herbs; skilled in herbs.

    Etymology: from βότάνη, an herb.

    Some botanical criticks tell us, the poets have not rightly followed the traditions of antiquity, in metamorphosing the sisters of Phaeton into poplars. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

Wikipedia

  1. Botanical

    Botany, also called plant science(s), plant biology or phytology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology. A botanist, plant scientist or phytologist is a scientist who specialises in this field. The term "botany" comes from the Ancient Greek word βοτάνη (botanē) meaning "pasture", "herbs" "grass", or "fodder"; βοτάνη is in turn derived from βόσκειν (boskein), "to feed" or "to graze". Traditionally, botany has also included the study of fungi and algae by mycologists and phycologists respectively, with the study of these three groups of organisms remaining within the sphere of interest of the International Botanical Congress. Nowadays, botanists (in the strict sense) study approximately 410,000 species of land plants of which some 391,000 species are vascular plants (including approximately 369,000 species of flowering plants), and approximately 20,000 are bryophytes.Botany originated in prehistory as herbalism with the efforts of early humans to identify – and later cultivate – plants that were edible, poisonous, and possibly medicinal, making it one of the first endeavors of human investigation. Medieval physic gardens, often attached to monasteries, contained plants possibly having medicinal benefit. They were forerunners of the first botanical gardens attached to universities, founded from the 1540s onwards. One of the earliest was the Padua botanical garden. These gardens facilitated the academic study of plants. Efforts to catalogue and describe their collections were the beginnings of plant taxonomy, and led in 1753 to the binomial system of nomenclature of Carl Linnaeus that remains in use to this day for the naming of all biological species. In the 19th and 20th centuries, new techniques were developed for the study of plants, including methods of optical microscopy and live cell imaging, electron microscopy, analysis of chromosome number, plant chemistry and the structure and function of enzymes and other proteins. In the last two decades of the 20th century, botanists exploited the techniques of molecular genetic analysis, including genomics and proteomics and DNA sequences to classify plants more accurately. Modern botany is a broad, multidisciplinary subject with contributions and insights from most other areas of science and technology. Research topics include the study of plant structure, growth and differentiation, reproduction, biochemistry and primary metabolism, chemical products, development, diseases, evolutionary relationships, systematics, and plant taxonomy. Dominant themes in 21st century plant science are molecular genetics and epigenetics, which study the mechanisms and control of gene expression during differentiation of plant cells and tissues. Botanical research has diverse applications in providing staple foods, materials such as timber, oil, rubber, fibre and drugs, in modern horticulture, agriculture and forestry, plant propagation, breeding and genetic modification, in the synthesis of chemicals and raw materials for construction and energy production, in environmental management, and the maintenance of biodiversity.

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  1. botanical

    Botanical refers to anything related to plant life, botany, or the study of plants. It encompasses all aspects including the characteristics, growth, classification, and diseases of plants. It can also refer to products or substances derived from or containing plant materials.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Botanicaladjective

    of or pertaining to botany; relating to the study of plants; as, a botanical system, arrangement, textbook, expedition

Anagrams for botanical »

  1. cobaltian

  2. catabolin

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of botanical in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of botanical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of botanical in a Sentence

  1. Joe Bob Briggs:

    SURE-FIRE SINGLES AD: Famous Writer needs woman to organize his life and spend his money. Loves to turn off Sunday football and go to the Botanical Gardens with that special someone. Will obtain plastic surgery if necessary.

  2. Jonathan Reiner:

    What is bothersome to me about this is less about this worthless botanical but more about the sidelining of scientists and the elevation of these sketchy characters who have access to the President and can tell the President that' something's magic -- Peter Hotez should approve it.' It's incredibly disturbing to me.

  3. Sarah Isgur Flores:

    In Des Moines yesterday, a group of preschoolers along with their parents and teachers followed Carly right into the event she was speaking at for Iowa Right to Life, earlier, she'd run into the kids in the Botanical Gardens and watched the Koi with them for a while. I guess the kids must have thought she was pretty neat because then their teachers and parents and the kids all followed Carly into the event complete with Carly stickers.

  4. Steve Mister:

    Processing during manufacturing of botanical supplements can remove or damage DNA.

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