Definition of horticulture in English:


Line breaks: horti|cul¦ture
Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːtɪˌkʌltʃə


[mass noun]
The art or practice of garden cultivation and management: [with modifier]: maize and manioc horticulture
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  • 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.
gardening, floriculture, arboriculture, agriculture, cultivation, cultivation of plants, garden management


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



Pronunciation: /-ˈkʌltʃ(ə)r(ə)l/
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  • 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.


Pronunciation: /-ˈkʌltʃ(ə)r(ə)lɪst/
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  • 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.


Pronunciation: /-ˈkʌltʃərɪst/
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  • 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.

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