1650s, from botanic + -al. Associated: Botanically.
of or concerning flowers or botany
- a medicine made of part of a plant (since the bark or root or leaves)
- Of or related to botany; relating to the research of plants; because, a botanical system, arrangement, textbook, journey.
(a.) Of or regarding botany; concerning the study of plants; since, a botanical system, arrangement, textbook, journey.
During his professoriate he wrote many scientific and popular works, besides contributing largely to the Botanical Register, of which he was editor for many years, and to the Gardener's Chronicle, in which he had charge of the horticultural department from 1841.