[ nur-suh-ree-muhn ]
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noun,plural nurs·er·y·men.
  1. a person who owns or conducts a plant nursery.

Origin of nurseryman

First recorded in 1665–75; nursery + man

usage note For nurseryman

See -man.

Words Nearby nurseryman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use nurseryman in a sentence

  • We suspect now, that, having a press of orders, our nurseryman simply sent us a packet of trees from some Northern nursery.

    Palmetto-Leaves | Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • It is certainly a means of most rapidly multiplying a given variety, and is therefore profitable to the nurseryman.

    Soil Culture | J. H. Walden
  • It has never been popular but is still sold by an occasional nurseryman.

    The Grapes of New York | U. P. Hedrick
  • Whether planted in autumn or spring, if purchased of a nurseryman, they should be ordered in the autumn.

    Parsons on the Rose | Samuel Browne Parsons
  • For window culture, the Everblooming Roses are the best, and they should be ordered of the nurseryman in suitable pots.

    Parsons on the Rose | Samuel Browne Parsons

British Dictionary definitions for nurseryman


/ (ˈnɜːsrɪmən) /

nounplural -men
  1. a person who owns or works in a nursery in which plants are grown

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