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[vit-i-kuhl-cher, vahy-ti-] /ˈvɪt ɪˌkʌl tʃər, ˈvaɪ tɪ-/
the culture or cultivation of grapevines; grape-growing.
the study or science of grapes and their culture.
Origin of viticulture
1870-75; < Latin vīti(s) vine + culture
Related forms
viticultural, adjective
viticulturer, viticulturist, noun Unabridged
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  • During the decade that followed, the Concord was generally introduced giving the viticulture of the region a great impetus.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • viticulture is one of the more recent industries of Uruguay.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • Among other of his ventures was the growing of castor beans, and toward the end of his life he became interested in viticulture.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Between 1880 and 1890, viticulture scarcely held its own in this division.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Lastly, the prevalence or lack of insects and fungi in a region may decide its value for viticulture.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
British Dictionary definitions for viticulture


the science, art, or process of cultivating grapevines
the study of grapes and the growing of grapes
Derived Forms
viticultural, adjective
viticulturer, viticulturist, noun
Word Origin
C19: viti-, from Latin vītis vine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for viticulture

1865 (implied in viticultural), "the cultivation of grapes," from Latin vitis "vine" (see vise) + culture.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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