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[flawr-i-kuhl-cher, flohr-]
  1. 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
Related formsflo·ri·cul·tur·al, adjectiveflo·ri·cul·tur·al·ly, adverbflo·ri·cul·tur·ist, noun
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Historical Examples of floriculturist

  • What would the floriculturist care for any change in the structure of the ovarium or of the ovules?

    The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)

    Charles Darwin

  • As the rose changes its character under the hand of the floriculturist, so it is with cabbage at the hand of the gardener.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for floriculturist


  1. the cultivation of flowering plants
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Derived Formsfloricultural, adjectivefloriculturist, noun
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Word Origin and History for floriculturist



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

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