floriculture

[flawr-i-kuhl-cher, flohr-]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. floriated,
  2. floribunda,
  3. florican,
  4. floricane,
  5. floricide,
  6. florid,
  7. florid oral papillomatosis,
  8. florida,
  9. florida current,
  10. florida keys

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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British Dictionary definitions for floriculturist

floriculture

noun

the cultivation of flowering plants
Derived Formsfloricultural, adjectivefloriculturist, noun

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Word Origin and History for floriculturist

floriculture

n.

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

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