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floriculture

[flawr-i-kuhl-cher, flohr-] /ˈflɔr ɪˌkʌl tʃər, ˈfloʊr-/
noun
1.
the cultivation of flowers or flowering plants, especially for ornamental purposes.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; flori- + culture
Related forms
floricultural, adjective
floriculturally, adverb
floriculturist, noun
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  • It is both the largest segment of the state's floriculture and nursery industry and the fastest growing.
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floriculture

/ˈflɔːrɪˌkʌltʃə/
noun
1.
the cultivation of flowering plants
Derived Forms
floricultural, adjective
floriculturist, noun
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Word Origin and History for floriculture
n.

1822, from Latin floris, genitive of flos "flower" (see flora) + -culture on analogy of agriculture. Related: Floricultural; floriculturist.

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