Horticulture meaning

hôrtĭ-kŭlchər
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.

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The science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants.
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The cultivation of a garden.
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The art or science of cultivating gardens; gardening.
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Small-scale agriculture.
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The art or science of growing flowers, fruits, vegetables, and shrubs, esp. in gardens or orchards.
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Origin of horticulture

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary