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agriculturist

[ag-ri-kuhl-cher-ist] /ˌæg rɪˈkʌl tʃər ɪst/
noun
1.
a farmer.
2.
an expert in agriculture.
Also, agriculturalist
[ag-ri-kuhl-cher-uh-list] /ˌæg rɪˈkʌl tʃər ə lɪst/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of agriculturist
1750-1760
First recorded in 1750-60; agriculture + -ist
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  • I believe they are the most unprofitable speculation an agriculturist can interfere with.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie
  • But it must not be thought that he had himself become an agriculturist.

    The Wrong Woman

    Charles D. Stewart
  • The agriculturist does not pretend that he has created the corn; but he has given it its value.

  • This supports the inference that the agriculturist was a nature worshipper.

  • Another friend of the agriculturist is the Phymata erosa (Fig. 263).

    Our Common Insects Alpheus Spring Packard
  • For how should we clothe ourselves, how nourish ourselves, without the agriculturist?

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • Psyekoff, Lieutenant Klausoff's agent; agriculturist and mechanician!

  • Women are a sore trial to the patience of the agriculturist in a busy time.

    The Toilers of the Field Richard Jefferies
  • Whether this is a gain or loss to the agriculturist, is not for us to determine.

    Farm drainage Henry Flagg French
  • My relations have done their utmost to make an agriculturist of me.

    A Vanished Hand

    Sarah Doudney

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