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nurseryman

[nur-suh-ree-muh n] /ˈnɜr sə ri mən/
noun, plural nurserymen.
1.
a person who owns or conducts a plant nursery.
Origin of nurseryman
1665-1675
First recorded in 1665-75; nursery + man1
Usage note
See -man.
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  • Schwitter, the nurseryman, had proved to have a wife in an insane asylum.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • These plants were therefore the rage; and, consequently, the desiderata of the nurseryman.

    The Plant Hunters Mayne Reid
  • Naturally, the nurseryman cannot grow trees of all the good apples that may be wanted.

    The Apple-Tree L. H. Bailey
  • Crosby was sent out about 1876 by a Mr. Crosby, a nurseryman of Billerica, Massachusetts.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Soon after, we find him a nurseryman and fruit-grower at Aurora.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The variety was seemingly rechristened by every nurseryman who got hold of it.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • It was propagated by M. Flon, a nurseryman of Angers and fruited first in 1839.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • M. Lagrange, a nurseryman of Lyons, Fr., grew this pear from seed in 1861.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Raised by M. Boisbunel, nurseryman at Rouen, Fr., who introduced it in 1857.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Raised by M. Goubault, a nurseryman at Angers, Fr., in 1840.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
British Dictionary definitions for nurseryman

nurseryman

/ˈnɜːsrɪmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a person who owns or works in a nursery in which plants are grown
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