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

Other Words from floriculture

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

Examples of floriculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The poinsettia has actually only been clogging Wal-Mart and Kroger shelves since the mid-1800s when it was first cultivated in the floriculture industry. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 18 Dec. 2021 How did the pollen-free sunflower, bred for big floriculture, slip practically unnoticed into the home garden? BostonGlobe.com, 4 July 2021 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.com, 5 Mar. 2021 The students must be majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, environmental concerns, botany and other allied subjects. courant.com, 31 Dec. 2020 The students must be majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, environmental concerns, botany and other allied subjects. courant.com, 31 Dec. 2020 The students must be majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, environmental concerns, botany and other allied subjects. courant.com, 31 Dec. 2020 The students must be majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, environmental concerns, botany and other allied subjects. courant.com, 31 Dec. 2020 The students must be majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, environmental concerns, botany and other allied subjects. courant.com, 31 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of floriculture

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for floriculture

flori- + -culture, as in horticulture

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Last Updated

20 Dec 2021

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“Floriculture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floriculture. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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