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[plants-muh n, plahnts-]
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noun, plural plants·men.
  1. a nurseryman.
  2. a horticulturist.
  3. a person with a keen interest in and wide knowledge of plants and their cultivation.
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Origin of plantsman

1880–85; plant + -s3 + -man, on the model of gamesman, marksman, etc.

Usage note

See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for plantsman


feminine plantswoman

noun plural -men or -women
  1. an experienced gardener who specializes in collecting rare or interesting plants
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