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horticulture

Line breaks: horti|cul¦ture
Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːtɪˌkʌltʃə
 
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Definition of horticulture in English:

noun

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

Origin

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

Derivatives

horticulturist

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈkʌltʃərɪst/
noun
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.

Words that rhyme with horticulture

silviculture

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