Of or pertaining to botany; relating to the study of plants; as, a botanical system, arrangement, textbook, expedition. Botan"ically, Botanic garden, a garden devoted to the culture of plants collected for the purpose of illustrating the science of botany. Botanic physician, a physician whose medicines consist chiefly of herbs and roots.

Origin: Cf. F. Botanique. See Botany.

(01 Mar 1998)

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