- the cultivation of flowers or flowering plants, especially for ornamental purposes.
Origin of floriculture
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Examples from the Web for floriculture
The Germans and Swiss had to come in and show us about market-gardening and floriculture.A Little Girl of Long Ago
Amanda Millie Douglas
Modern floriculture and vegetable-gardening are likely to run the year round.
Floriculture is an employment appropriate to all classes, ages, and conditions.Soil Culture
J. H. Walden
From the early Greeks the Romans took their first lesson in floriculture.
Occasionally, all attempt at floriculture or gardening is abandoned.
- the cultivation of flowering plants
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Word Origin and History for floriculture
1822, from Latin floris, genitive of flos "flower" (see flora) + -culture on analogy of agriculture. Related: Floricultural; floriculturist.
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