olericulture

noun
ol·​eri·​cul·​ture | \ ˈä-lə-rə-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce olericulture (audio) , ō-ˈler-ə- \

Definition of olericulture

: a branch of horticulture that deals with the production, storage, processing, and marketing of vegetables

First Known Use of olericulture

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for olericulture

Latin oler-, olus, holer-, holus + English -i- + culture

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The first known use of olericulture was in 1886

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“Olericulture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/olericulture. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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