Definition of horticulture in English:

horticulture

Syllabification: hor·ti·cul·ture
Pronunciation: /ˈhôrtiˌkəlCHər
 
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noun

  • The art or practice of garden cultivation and management.
    More example sentences
    • To celebrate its bicentenary it has created seven historical gardens to show how horticulture has evolved over the last 200 years.
    • The Government must take immediate steps to protect wildlife on peat bogs and to signal an end to peat use in gardening and horticulture.
    • Even our resident neighbourhood expert, a woman with a degree in horticulture, was not very useful.
    Synonyms
    gardening, landscaping, cultivation; floriculture, arboriculture, agriculture

Derivatives

horticultural

Pronunciation: /ˌhôrtiˈkəlCHərəl/
adjective
More example sentences
  • The tulip - as duly noted in horticultural texts - is a perennial flower.
  • Diluted horticultural oils, mixed with baking soda, control this common fungus.
  • In horticultural terms pruning is as important as spring cleaning.

horticulturalist

Pronunciation: /ˌhôrtiˈˌkəlCHərəlist/
noun
More example sentences
  • Modern tuberous begonias are not a species of one of the greatest tropical plant families, but are the creation of horticulturalists and are botanically described as Begonia tuberhybrida.
  • This festival is being held in Highland Park where John Dunbar, the park's horticulturalist, planted the first lilacs in 1892.
  • In the early decades of this century, apple trees were large and widely spaced within the orchard; horticulturalists still refer to large trees as standard trees.

horticulturist

Pronunciation: /ˌhôrtəˈˌkəlCHərist/
noun
More example sentences
  • Charlie Nardozzi is senior horticulturist at National Gardening.
  • According to Michael Dirr, horticulturist with the Department of Horticulture at the University of Georgia, the flowers are magnificent, but the plant is a headache for the rest of the year.
  • Georgiana Marshen is a master horticulturist and freelance garden writer.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin hortus 'garden', on the pattern of agriculture.

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