noun hor·ti·cul·ture \ˈhr-tə-ˌkəl-chər\

: the science of growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers

Full Definition of HORTICULTURE

:  the science and art of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants
hor·ti·cul·tur·al \ˌhr-tə-ˈkəl-chə-rəl\ adjective
hor·ti·cul·tur·al·ly \-rə-lē\ adverb
hor·ti·cul·tur·ist \-rist\ also hor·ti·cul·tur·al·ist \-ch(ə-)rə-list\ noun


Latin hortus garden + English -i- + culture — more at yard
First Known Use: 1678

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall


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