flo·​ri·​cul·​ture ˈflȯr-ə-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce floriculture (audio)
: the cultivation and management of ornamental and especially flowering plants
floricultural adjective
floriculturist noun

Examples of floriculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And because flourishing your own floriculture can be pricey, all of our finds are under $50, with prices starting at just $6. Monica Bell, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024 Both of my degrees are from Ohio State, one in floriculture (greenhouses) and my Masters in ornamental horticulture (nursery crops). Neil Sperry, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 23 Feb. 2024 Sanremo’s flower power The city’s fame as a floriculture center began in the 19th century, its success fueled by the opening of the Genoa to Ventimiglia train route. Catherine Sabino, Forbes, 17 July 2023 Homage, to Melania, looked like draining the floriculture of its traditional crimson and magenta, replacing the garden’s formerly bright bushes with flowers of the palest shades, and removing the row of crab-apple trees around the perimeter, leaving a walkway of fresh pavement in their stead. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 26 Aug. 2020 Its outreach programs to promote horticulture and floriculture include grants for school gardens and for small farms and community gardens to help work with youths, seniors, veterans and those with special needs. San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 June 2022 The number of American floriculture producers rose 14% in 2020 from the year prior, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Kristin Scharkey, Sunset Magazine, 30 Mar. 2022 The student must be majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, environmental concerns, botany and other allied subjects. courant.com, 16 Mar. 2022 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

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Word History


flori- + -culture, as in horticulture

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of floriculture was in 1822

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“Floriculture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floriculture. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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