[plants-muh n, plahnts-]

noun, plural plants·men.

a nurseryman.
a horticulturist.
a person with a keen interest in and wide knowledge of plants and their cultivation.

Origin of plantsman

1880–85; plant + -s3 + -man, on the model of gamesman, marksman, etc.

Usage note

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

British Dictionary definitions for plantsman


feminine plantswoman

noun plural -men or -women

an experienced gardener who specializes in collecting rare or interesting plants
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