Definition of floriculture in English:

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floriculture

Pronunciation: /ˈflɒrɪˌkʌltʃə/
Pronunciation: /ˈflɔːrɪˌkʌltʃə/

noun

[mass noun]
The cultivation of flowers.
Example sentences
  • Thus the emerging areas in agriculture like horticulture, floriculture, organic farming, genetic engineering, food processing, and packaging have been identified for having high potential of growth.
  • In India, floriculture and cut flower industries are flourishing as many research centres and special nurseries have turned into promising businesses.
  • The time has come to encourage our farmers to diversify into areas such as horticulture, floriculture and oilseeds.

Derivatives

floricultural

Pronunciation: /flɒrɪˌˈkʌltʃ(ə)r(ə)l/
Pronunciation: /flɔːrɪˌˈkʌltʃ(ə)r(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • She turned her attention to floricultural crops - the bright and dazzling fresh flowers that make their way into decorative vases, wedding chapels, and well-groomed backyards.
  • He tackled quite a number of advantages which included incentives in the agriculture sector where export oriented floricultural crops are highly encouraged.
  • With a cultivated area of 60 hectares Hosur is one of the major floricultural belts in the State.

floriculturist

Pronunciation: /flɒrɪˌˈkʌltʃ(ə)rɪst/
Pronunciation: /flɔːrɪˌˈkʌltʃ(ə)rɪst/
noun
Example sentences
  • Potential health hazards for acute and chronic effects in floriculturists and commercial florists constantly exposed to contaminated cut flowers have been reported.
  • It is the Mecca for horticulturists, especially floriculturists.
  • Pushpak International, floriculturists in Jayanagar, export roses, carnations and birds of paradise to Italy, England, Japan, Iraq, Iran and Singapore.

Origin

Early 19th century: from Latin flos, flor- 'flower' + culture, on the pattern of horticulture.

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Line breaks: flori|cul¦ture

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