Definition of botanica in US English:



  • (in the US) a small store that sells herbal and other traditional remedies, together with charms, incense, candles, and other items used for religious or spiritual purposes.

    ‘he performed cleansing rituals at a botanica he owned in Montebello’
    • ‘I wonder if I could get some smoked hutia at a botanica around here.’
    • ‘I did spot something that looked a lot like a botanica on High Street when I passed there in a car recently.’
    • ‘Now a world-weary former art student, she enters the botanica because there's nowhere else to go.’
    • ‘The first stop upon her return is a visit to a botanica.’
    • ‘The market on Webster Avenue claims to be the largest botanica on the East Coast.’


Spanish botánica, from botánico ‘botanical’.