from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a botanical manner; after the manner of a botanist; according to a system of botany.

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  • adverb in a botanical manner
  • adverb regarding botany


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  • The flowering Rush, or water gladiole, which grows by the banks of rivers is called botanically "butomus," from the Greek, _bous_, an ox, and _temno_, to cut, because the sharp edges of the erect three-cornered leaf-blades wound the cattle which come in contact with them, or try to eat them.

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  • As Mr. Hermes puts it: "Except for the Japanese break-dancers, the botanically advanced weed, the Republican mayor, the iPods, the pocket-sized Flip video cameras, the openly gay kids, and the relative lack of menace, it seems not unlike the old days" in present-day New York.

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  • Old Tom is sweeter and more robust than London Dry — “more botanically intense,” Seed says — and it avoids the angular, medicinal aftertaste.

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  • After receiving hundreds of emails for DIY tips on how to re-create their ‘succulent walls,’ Flora Grubb has produced a modular paneling system simple enough for even the most botanically inept to manage a beautiful living mosaic.

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  • Those that are botanically inclined I am sure know how to care for their plants despite the one hour time change.

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  • And did you know, botanically speaking, banana is an herb?

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  • There are so many wonders to behold, but your gaze will perhaps first be drawn up to the ceiling, which offers a singular treasure: an herbarium, depicting 578 acribically exact and botanically determinable plants, mostly medicinal, but also decorative plants, painted between 1614 and 1617, when the new nave was vaulted by Lazaro Agostino after a devastating fire in 1610.

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  • She buys from New Growth Designs, a wholesale web site selling botanically-correct flowers, plants and berries.

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