floriculture

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

noun

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

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Origin of floriculture

First recorded in 1815–25; flori- + culture

OTHER WORDS FROM floriculture

flo·ri·cul·tur·al, adjectiveflo·ri·cul·tur·al·ly, adverbflo·ri·cul·tur·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for floriculture

floriculture
/ (ˈflɔːrɪˌkʌltʃə) /

noun

the cultivation of flowering plants

Derived forms of floriculture

floricultural, adjectivefloriculturist, noun
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