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[vit-i-kuhl-cher, vahy-ti-]
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  1. the culture or cultivation of grapevines; grape-growing.
  2. the study or science of grapes and their culture.
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Origin of viticulture

1870–75; < Latin vīti(s) vine + culture
Related formsvit·i·cul·tur·al, adjectivevit·i·cul·tur·er, vit·i·cul·tur·ist, noun
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  1. the science, art, or process of cultivating grapevines
  2. the study of grapes and the growing of grapes
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Derived Formsviticultural, adjectiveviticulturer or viticulturist, noun

Word Origin

C19: viti-, from Latin vītis vine
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Word Origin and History for viticulture


1865 (implied in viticultural), "the cultivation of grapes," from Latin vitis "vine" (see vise) + culture.

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