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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [buh-tan-i-kuh l]
    • /bəˈtæn ɪ kəl/
    • /bəˈtæn.ɪ.kəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [buh-tan-i-kuh l]
    • /bəˈtæn ɪ kəl/

Definitions of botanical word

  • adjective botanical Botanical books, research, and activities relate to the scientific study of plants. 3
  • countable noun botanical Botanicals are drugs which are made from plants. 3
  • adjective botanical of or relating to botany or plants 3
  • noun botanical any drug or pesticide that is made from parts of a plant 3
  • adjective botanical of plants and plant life 3
  • adjective botanical of or connected with the science of botany 3

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Origin of botanical

First appearance:

before 1650
One of the 45% oldest English words
1650-60; botanic (< Medieval Latin botanicus < Greek botanikós of plants, equivalent to botán(ē) herb + -ikos -ic) + -al1

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Parts of speech for Botanical


botanical popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

botanical usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for botanical

adj botanical

  • floral — pertaining to or consisting of flowers: floral decoration.
  • agricultural — Agricultural means involving or relating to agriculture.
  • horticultural — the cultivation of a garden, orchard, or nursery; the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants.
  • botanic — Botanic means the same as botanical.

Top questions with botanical

  • what does botanical mean?
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