Mechanical vs Botanical - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between mechanical and botanical

is that mechanical is characteristic of someone who does manual labour for a living; coarse, vulgar while botanical is of or pertaining to botany; relating to the study of plants; as, a botanical system, arrangement, textbook, expedition.

As a noun botanical is

something derived from a , especially herbal, source.

mechanical

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Characteristic of someone who does manual labour for a living; coarse, vulgar.
  • *, I.43:
  • all manner of silks were already become so vile and abject, that was any man seene to weare them, he was presently judged to be some countrie fellow, or mechanicall man.
  • Related to mechanics (the branch of physics that deals with forces acting on mass).
  • Related to mechanics (the design and construction of machines).
  • Done by machine.
  • Using mechanics (the design and construction of machines): being a machine.
  • As if performed by a machine: lifeless or mindless.
  • (of a person) Acting as if one were a machine: lifeless or mindless.
  • *, chapter=15
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Edward Churchill still attended to his work in a hopeless mechanical manner like a sleep-walker who walks safely on a well-known round. But his Roman collar galled him, his cossack stifled him, his biretta was as uncomfortable as a merry-andrew's cap and bells.}}
  • (informal) Handy with machines.
  • Derived terms

    * electromechanical * mechanical erasure * mechanicality * mechanically * mechanicalness * mechanical pencil * postmechanical * premechanical

    botanical

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of or pertaining to botany; relating to the study of plants; as, a botanical system, arrangement, textbook, expedition.
  • Derived terms

    * botanically

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something derived from a , especially herbal, source
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=May 2, author=Eric Asimov, title=No, Really, It Was Tough: 4 People, 80 Martinis, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=But where vodka stays neutral, gin is infused with botanicals — a witch’s pantry of roots, berries, herbs, dried fruits and spices — dominated by the piney, breezy aroma of juniper berries. }}

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