horticulture

[ hawr-ti-kuhl-cher ]
/ ˈhɔr tɪˌkʌl tʃər /

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.

Nearby words

  1. hortega cell,
  2. hortense,
  3. hortense de beauharnais,
  4. horthy,
  5. horticultural,
  6. horticulturist,
  7. horton,
  8. hortus siccus,
  9. horus,
  10. hos.

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 horticulturist

horticulture

/ (ˈhɔːtɪˌkʌltʃə) /

noun

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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Culture definitions for horticulturist

horticulture

[ (hawr-tuh-kul-chuhr) ]

The science of cultivating garden plants.

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