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[nur-suh-ree-muh n] /ˈnɜr sə ri mən/
noun, plural nurserymen.
a person who owns or conducts a plant nursery.
Origin of nurseryman
1665-75; nursery + man1
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was a nurseryman and seedsman in private life, and he fairly hid the wicket-keep.

    From a Cornish Window Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Schwitter, the nurseryman, had proved to have a wife in an insane asylum.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • But the gardener, seed grower, and nurseryman, will find out how to use it with great profit.

    Talks on Manures Joseph Harris
  • Soon after, we find him a nurseryman and fruit-grower at Aurora.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The nurseryman tried to sell him only five hundred, but he would not have it that way.

  • The variety was seemingly rechristened by every nurseryman who got hold of it.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • A Mr. Groom, a nurseryman at Clapham near London, introduced this pear in 1841.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • It was propagated by M. Flon, a nurseryman of Angers and fruited first in 1839.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • This variety is of Irish origin, and was first introduced to public notice by Mr. Robertson, the nurseryman of Kilkenny.

    British Pomology Robert Hogg
  • M. Lagrange, a nurseryman of Lyons, Fr., grew this pear from seed in 1861.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
British Dictionary definitions for nurseryman


noun (pl) -men
a person who owns or works in a nursery in which plants are grown
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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