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[hawr-ti-kuhl-cher] /ˈhɔr tɪˌkʌl tʃər/
the cultivation of a garden, orchard, or nursery; the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants.
the science and art of cultivating such plants.
Origin of horticulture
1670-80; < Latin hort(us) garden + (agr)iculture
Related forms
horticultural, adjective
horticulturist, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for horticulture
  • Geology and horticulture students took field trips in that ethereal realm rather than explore and grow in inclement weather.
  • Growing large crops in small spaces by the king of the no-dig, no-weed method of horticulture.
  • All dig you deeper into the art and craft of horticulture.
  • He is working on his master's degree in horticulture.
  • The study detects a shift from field crops towards higher-value horticulture and livestock farming.
  • The government has also successfully encouraged tobacco farming and horticulture.
  • She also has a well-developed and somewhat wicked sense of humor, a trait sometimes absent in the world of horticulture.
  • He gained all the medals and other honours that horticulture can grant.
  • Even those uninitiated in horticulture can tell the difference based on the respective shape of their leaves.
  • His interests included golf, horticulture and photography.
British Dictionary definitions for horticulture


the art or science of cultivating gardens
Derived Forms
horticulturist, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin hortus garden + culture, on the model of agriculture
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Word Origin and History for horticulture

1670s, "cultivation of a garden," fabricated from Latin hortus "garden" (see yard (n.1)) + cultura (see culture); probably on model of agriculture. Famously punned upon by Dorothy Parker.

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horticulture in Culture
horticulture [(hawr-tuh-kul-chuhr)]

The science of cultivating garden plants.

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