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viticulture

[vit-i-kuhl-cher, vahy-ti-] /ˈvɪt ɪˌkʌl tʃər, ˈvaɪ tɪ-/
noun
1.
the culture or cultivation of grapevines; grape-growing.
2.
the study or science of grapes and their culture.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Latin vīti(s) vine + culture
Related forms
viticultural, adjective
viticulturer, viticulturist, noun
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  • Cannier viticulture and higher professional standards are also bearing fruit.
  • Much has been said lately about biodynamic and other viticulture practices that break away from conventional methods.
British Dictionary definitions for viticulture

viticulture

/ˈvɪtɪˌkʌltʃə/
noun
1.
the science, art, or process of cultivating grapevines
2.
the study of grapes and the growing of grapes
Derived Forms
viticultural, adjective
viticulturer, viticulturist, noun
Word Origin
C19: viti-, from Latin vītis vine
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Word Origin and History for viticulture
n.

1865 (implied in viticultural), "the cultivation of grapes," from Latin vitis "vine" (see vise) + culture.

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