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plantsman

[plants-muh n, plahnts-] /ˈplænts mən, ˈplɑnts-/
noun, plural plantsmen.
1.
a nurseryman.
2.
a horticulturist.
3.
a person with a keen interest in and wide knowledge of plants and their cultivation.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; plant + -s3 + -man, on the model of gamesman, marksman, etc.
Usage note
See -man.
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plantsman

/ˈplɑːntsmən/
noun (pl) -men, -women
1.
an experienced gardener who specializes in collecting rare or interesting plants
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