plants·​man ˈplants-mən How to pronounce plantsman (audio)
: a person skilled with plants : an expert gardener or horticulturist

Examples of plantsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recently, plantsmen are making crosses with Manfreda and Agave, and have come up with a whole series of Mangave plants. Janet B. Carson, Arkansas Online, 25 June 2023 Ryan McEnaney, fifth-generation plantsman, garden designer, and author, explains the benefits of having an indoor greenhouse. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 June 2023 In fact, to the zealous plantsman, Bennett suggests that a pergola is the perfect addition to a backyard garden, acting as a support for vining fruits or flowers. Camille Okhio, ELLE Decor, 20 Apr. 2023 Razzle Dazzle dwarf crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia) was developed by the renowned plantsman Michael Dirr. Marty Ross, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Aug. 2022 The program was named in honor of Theodore Klein, noted Crestwood, Kentucky plantsman and nurseryman who was known for outstanding new plant introductions and as a mentor to many in the business. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 14 Jan. 2022 Over the past century some prominent landscapers have called Wilmette home, including landscape architect Jens Jensen, who designed several Chicago parks and the Ravinia grounds, as well as F.A. Cushing Smith, a prominent plantsman. Jen Banowetz,, 20 July 2021 New Plants and Recent Introductions for the Changing California Garden, a Zoom class presented by Tree Town USA plantsman and spokesman Nicholas Staddon, is at 10 a.m. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2020 This began 16 years ago, driven by the late German American plantsman Kurt Bluemel, then the society’s chair. Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plantsman was in 1881

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“Plantsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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