floriculture

[ flawr-i-kuhl-cher, flohr- ]
/ ˈflɔr ɪˌkʌl tʃər, ˈfloʊr- /

noun

the cultivation of flowers or flowering plants, especially for ornamental purposes.

Origin of floriculture

First recorded in 1815–25; flori- + culture
Related formsflo·ri·cul·tur·al, adjectiveflo·ri·cul·tur·al·ly, adverbflo·ri·cul·tur·ist, noun
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floriculture

/ (ˈflɔːrɪˌkʌltʃə) /

noun

the cultivation of flowering plants
Derived Formsfloricultural, adjectivefloriculturist, noun
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Word Origin and History for floriculture

floriculture


n.

1822, from Latin floris, genitive of flos "flower" (see flora) + -culture on analogy of agriculture. Related: Floricultural; floriculturist.

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