floriculture

noun
flo·​ri·​cul·​ture | \ˈflȯr-ə-ˌkəl-chər \

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 , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ adjective
floriculturist \ ˌflȯr-​ə-​ˈkəlch-​rist , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ noun

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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 These hybrids are on view at the U.S. Botanic Garden conservatory, where a rear gallery is devoted to a gently didactic exhibition of the history of the poinsettia in U.S. floriculture. Adrian Higgins, Houston Chronicle, "Dreaming of a white (or pink) poinsettia?," 15 Dec. 2017 The garden is full of shady trees, exotic plants, cacti and palm trees, and one doesn't need to be a floriculture enthusiast to enjoy it. Natasha Huang Smith, Harper's BAZAAR, "9 Reasons to Visit Marrakech In The Off-Season," 13 Jan. 2017 Floriculture is another basic element of Japanese culture, and one that served California and East Bay immigrants well since before the turn of the century. Janis Mara, The Mercury News, "Japanese-American East Bay nursery closing ends saga started in 1905," 24 May 2017 The line is being extended by 120 kilometers (75 miles) to Naivasha, a floriculture hub northwest of Nairobi. Felix Njini, Bloomberg.com, "Kenyan President Pledges Investment Plan in Hunt for Votes," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of floriculture

1822, in the meaning defined above

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