floriculture

[ flawr-i-kuhl-cher, flohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF floriculture
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLORICULTURE

The Germans and Swiss had to come in and show us about market-gardening and floriculture.

Modern floriculture and vegetable-gardening are likely to run the year round.

Floriculture is an employment appropriate to all classes, ages, and conditions.

From the early Greeks the Romans took their first lesson in floriculture.

Occasionally, all attempt at floriculture or gardening is abandoned.

This, as far as we know, was the first attempt at the use of floriculture in time pieces.

A taste for floriculture is spreading amongst Anglo-Indians.

And then followed a lecture on floriculture, agriculture, and horticulture that I immensely enjoyed.

He was a man who had traveled much and was thoroughly versed in the art of floriculture.

They produced the first fine optical instruments, and they have been pioneers in navigation and floriculture.

WORD ORIGIN

1822, from Latin floris, genitive of flos "flower" (see flora) + -culture on analogy of agriculture. Related: Floricultural; floriculturist.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FLORICULTURE

gardening

nounhorticulture
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