[vit-i-kuhl-cher, vahy-ti-]


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 formsvit·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

Examples from the Web for viticulturist

Contemporary Examples of viticulturist

  • A partnership with the viticulturist Steve Mudd provides access to North Fork Vineyards planted in the 1970s.

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    An Old-Fashioned Wine Harvest

    Sophie Menin

    October 18, 2010

British Dictionary definitions for viticulturist



the science, art, or process of cultivating grapevines
the study of grapes and the growing of grapes
Derived Formsviticultural, adjectiveviticulturer or viticulturist, noun

Word Origin for viticulture

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



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

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