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arboriculture

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noun ar·bor·i·cul·ture \ˈär-bər-ə-ˌkəl-chər, är-ˈbȯr-ə-\

Definition of arboriculture

  1. :  the cultivation of trees and shrubs especially for ornamental purposes

arboriculturalplay \ˌär-bər-ə-ˈkəl-chər-əl, är-ˌbȯr-ə-\ adjective


Origin of arboriculture

arbori- + -culture (as in agriculture)


First Known Use: circa 1778


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