nurs·​ery·​man | \ ˈnərs-rē-mən How to pronounce nurseryman (audio) , ˈnər-sə- \

Definition of nurseryman

: 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 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, "Amigo Bob Cantisano, a towering figure in the West Coast’s organic farming movement, dies at 69," 29 Dec. 2020 Every day the nurseryman rises and prays and walks the rows of his trees. Marc Mcandrews, Smithsonian Magazine, "Can Scientists Stop the Plague of the Spotted Lanternfly?," 22 Sep. 2020 Evolution of my mulching knowledge began by listening to nurserymen and landscape contractors who thought mulching was unimportant. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "You’ve probably been given bad mulching advice. Here’s what we know now," 19 Feb. 2020 It is created and managed by Northwest nurserymen, so the information is specific to our area. oregonlive, "Cut down summer landscape water use with these tips: Ask an expert," 19 Jan. 2020 His father was a fruit-tree nurseryman, his mother a librarian., "NEW YORK — Dr. Paul Polak, a former psychiatrist who became an entrepreneur and an inventor with a focus on helping the world’s poorest people create profitable small businesses, died Oct. 10 in Denver. He was 86.," 25 Oct. 2019 Great Plant Picks, a site managed by Pacific Northwest nurserymen has great information, pictures, growing conditions, size, etc. and is specific for our area., "Tips for success when planting under conifer and maple trees? Ask an expert," 8 June 2019 Earl Nickel is an Oakland nurseryman and freelance writer. Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, "Go over the brink of pink with new variety of pincushion flower," 13 Apr. 2018 Earl Nickel is an Oakland nurseryman and freelance writer. Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, "Go over the brink of pink with new variety of pincushion flower," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of nurseryman

1629, in the meaning defined above

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“Nurseryman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nurseryman

: a person who owns or works in a place where plants are grown and sold

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