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horticulture

[ hawr-ti-kuhl-cher ]
/ ˈhɔr tɪˌkʌl tʃər /
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noun
the cultivation of a garden, orchard, or nursery; the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants.
the science and art of cultivating such plants.
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Origin of horticulture

1670–80; <Latin hort(us) garden + (agr)iculture

OTHER WORDS FROM horticulture

hor·ti·cul·tur·al, adjectivehor·ti·cul·tur·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for horticulture

horticulture
/ (ˈhɔːtɪˌkʌltʃə) /

noun
the art or science of cultivating gardens

Derived forms of horticulture

horticulturist, noun

Word Origin for horticulture

C17: from Latin hortus garden + culture, on the model of agriculture
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Cultural definitions for horticulture

horticulture
[ (hawr-tuh-kul-chuhr) ]

The science of cultivating garden plants.

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