horticulture

[hawr-ti-kuhl-cher]
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noun
  1. the cultivation of a garden, orchard, or nursery; the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants.
  2. the science and art of cultivating such plants.

Origin of horticulture

1670–80; < Latin hort(us) garden + (agr)iculture
Related formshor·ti·cul·tur·al, adjectivehor·ti·cul·tur·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for horticultural

horticultural

adjective
  1. of or relating to horticulture
Derived Formshorticulturally, adverbhorticulturalist, noun

horticulture

noun
  1. the art or science of cultivating gardens
Derived Formshorticulturist, noun

Word Origin for horticulture

C17: from Latin hortus garden + culture, on the model of agriculture
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Word Origin and History for horticultural
adj.

1778, from horticulture + -al (1).

horticulture

n.

1670s, "cultivation of a garden," fabricated from Latin hortus "garden" (see yard (n.1)) + cultura (see culture); probably on model of agriculture. Famously punned upon by Dorothy Parker.

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horticultural in Culture

horticulture

[(hawr-tuh-kul-chuhr)]

The science of cultivating garden plants.

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