nurs·​ery·​man ˈnər-s(ə-)rē-mən How to pronounce nurseryman (audio)
: one whose occupation is the cultivation of plants (such as trees and shrubs) especially for sale

Examples of nurseryman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most were created by bees, happy accidents of cross pollination among thousands of camellias blooming in the same space, and the keen eyes of the nurserymen looking for beautiful and/or unusual new flowers to nurture and propagate. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 19 July 2023 Earl Nickel is an Oakland nurseryman and freelance writer. Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Apr. 2022 The best way to identify these varieties is to ask your local nurseryman. Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Apr. 2022 Possibly consult with a nurseryman who specializes in doing native installations. oregonlive, 7 Aug. 2022 But an enterprising nurseryman from Vincennes, Indiana saw the potential. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 4 Dec. 2021 The shoes are named after Johnny Appleseed, the nurseryman largely credited with introducing apple trees to the United States. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 1 Dec. 2021 The nurseryman also improved commercial orchards and private estates. Sally Peterson, oregonlive, 23 Oct. 2021 The institute was named after the French nurseryman who first brought the trees and vines planted at stagecoach stops and homesteads throughout the California foothills in the late 1800s. Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times, 29 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1629, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nurseryman was in 1629

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“Nurseryman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


nurs·​ery·​man -mən How to pronounce nurseryman (audio)
: a person who keeps or works in a plant nursery
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