floriculture

noun
flo·​ri·​cul·​ture | \ ˈflȯr-ə-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce floriculture (audio) \

Definition of floriculture

: the cultivation and management of ornamental and especially flowering plants

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Other Words from floriculture

floricultural \ ˌflȯr-​ə-​ˈkəlch-​rəl How to pronounce floricultural (audio) , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ adjective
floriculturist \ ˌflȯr-​ə-​ˈkəlch-​rist How to pronounce floriculturist (audio) , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ noun

Examples of floriculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Enjoy eight workshops, a floral design show, floriculture and horticulture exhibits, plant and garden vendors, children’s crafts and more. oregonlive, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Fall garden fairs, plant sales and more," 13 Sep. 2019 Enjoy eight workshops, a floral design show, floriculture and horticulture exhibits, plant and garden vendors, children’s crafts and more. oregonlive, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Fall garden fairs, plant sales and more," 13 Sep. 2019 Enjoy eight workshops, a floral design show, floriculture and horticulture exhibits, plant and garden vendors, children’s crafts and more. oregonlive, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Fall garden fairs, plant sales and more," 13 Sep. 2019 Enjoy eight workshops, a floral design show, floriculture and horticulture exhibits, plant and garden vendors, children’s crafts and more. oregonlive, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Fall garden fairs, plant sales and more," 13 Sep. 2019 Enjoy eight workshops, a floral design show, floriculture and horticulture exhibits, plant and garden vendors, children’s crafts and more. oregonlive, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Fall garden fairs, plant sales and more," 13 Sep. 2019 Enjoy eight workshops, a floral design show, floriculture and horticulture exhibits, plant and garden vendors, children’s crafts and more. oregonlive, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Renovation and Landscaping Show, dahlia fest and more," 30 Aug. 2019 Florida’s greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production suffered $39 million in losses and the state’s peanut crop took a hit of $22 million. Jeff Martin, The Seattle Times, "Farmers fear it will take years to recover from storm strike," 30 Oct. 2018 The applicants area of study must be horticulture, floriculture, forestry, landscape design, environmental science, botany, plant pathology, or any subject pertaining to those listed. Courant Community, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of floriculture

1822, in the meaning defined above

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14 Nov 2019

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The first known use of floriculture was in 1822

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