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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Nowhere is this better expressed than at Winterthur, the estate north of Wilmington, Del., whose garden and grounds were planted by its consummate plantsman owner, Henry Francis du Pont. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2020 Not so, according to Joey Barton, a second-generation plantsman at Barton Nurseries in Edison, New Jersey, and Sarah Elvington at the Plant Oregon nursery in Talent, Oregon. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 25 Apr. 2019 Avid plantsman and garden designer Richard Hartlage knows a thing or two about orchestrating color — and bulbs — in the landscape. Lorene Edwards Forkner, The Seattle Times, 13 Apr. 2019 Documentary filmmaker Thomas Piper profiles designer and plantsman Piet Oudolf in this immersive look at his work and creative process. Kevin Crust,, 24 June 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of plantsman was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Plantsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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