[nur-suh-ree-muh n]

noun, plural nurs·er·y·men.

a person who owns or conducts a plant nursery.

Origin of nurseryman

First recorded in 1665–75; nursery + man1

Usage note

See -man. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nurseryman

Historical Examples of nurseryman

  • Schwitter, the nurseryman, had proved to have a wife in an insane asylum.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • These plants were therefore the rage; and, consequently, the desiderata of the nurseryman.

  • Naturally, the nurseryman cannot grow trees of all the good apples that may be wanted.

    The Apple-Tree

    L. H. Bailey

  • Crosby was sent out about 1876 by a Mr. Crosby, a nurseryman of Billerica, Massachusetts.

  • Soon after, we find him a nurseryman and fruit-grower at Aurora.

British Dictionary definitions for nurseryman


noun plural -men

a person who owns or works in a nursery in which plants are grown
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