Horticulture Definition

hôrtĭ-kŭlchər
noun
The art or science of growing flowers, fruits, vegetables, and shrubs, esp. in gardens or orchards.
Webster's New World
The cultivation of a garden.
American Heritage
The definition of horticulture is the art or practice of gardening and cultivating plants and trees.
When you grow lilac bushes and orchids, this is an example of horticulture.
YourDictionary
Small-scale agriculture.
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Origin of Horticulture

  • 17th century, from the Latin word hortus (“garden”) + culture (on the model of agriculture).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin hortus garden gher-1 in Indo-European roots (agri)culture

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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