[ vit-i-kuhl-cher, vahy-ti- ]
/ ˈvɪt ɪˌkʌl tʃər, ˈvaɪ tɪ- /


the culture or cultivation of grapevines; grape-growing.
the study or science of grapes and their culture.

Origin of viticulture

1870–75; < Latin vīti(s) vine + culture

Related forms

vit·i·cul·tur·al, adjectivevit·i·cul·tur·er, vit·i·cul·tur·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for viticulturist


/ (ˈvɪtɪˌkʌltʃə) /


the science, art, or process of cultivating grapevines
the study of grapes and the growing of grapes

Derived Forms

viticultural, adjectiveviticulturer or viticulturist, noun

Word Origin for viticulture

C19: viti-, from Latin vītis vine
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