- the cultivation of flowers or flowering plants, especially for ornamental purposes.
Origin of floriculture
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Examples from the Web for floriculturist
What would the floriculturist care for any change in the structure of the ovarium or of the ovules?
As the rose changes its character under the hand of the floriculturist, so it is with cabbage at the hand of the gardener.The Century Cook Book
This character has made it possible for the floriculturist to produce many of the beautiful forms that are found in cultivation.
In the hands of the floriculturist who should cultivate these eccentricities most remarkable varieties of clover might ensue.Eye Spy
William Hamilton Gibson
- the cultivation of flowering plants
Word Origin and History for floriculturist
1822, from Latin floris, genitive of flos "flower" (see flora) + -culture on analogy of agriculture. Related: Floricultural; floriculturist.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper