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 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 students must be majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, environmental concerns, botany and other allied subjects. courant.com, "Community news for the Glastonbury edition," 31 Dec. 2020 The students must be majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, environmental concerns, botany and other allied subjects. courant.com, "Community news for the Glastonbury edition," 31 Dec. 2020 The students must be majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, environmental concerns, botany and other allied subjects. courant.com, "Community news for the Glastonbury edition," 31 Dec. 2020 The students must be majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, environmental concerns, botany and other allied subjects. courant.com, "Community News For The East Hartford Edition," 24 Dec. 2020 The students must be majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, environmental concerns, botany and other allied subjects. courant.com, "Community News For The East Hartford Edition," 11 Dec. 2020 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

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First Known Use of floriculture

1822, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2021

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“Floriculture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floriculture. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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