botanic 1650s, from Fr. botanique (17c.) or M.L. botanicus, from Gk. botanikos "of herbs," from botane "a plant, grass, pasture, fodder." The Greek words seems to have more to do with pasturage than plants; Cf. related botamia "pastures, meadows," boter "herdsman," boton "grazing beast."

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