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The cultivation of flowering and ornamental plants.

[Latin flōs, flōr-, flower; see flower + culture.]

flo′ri·cul′tur·al adj.
flo′ri·cul′tur·ist n.


(Horticulture) the cultivation of flowering plants
ˌfloriˈcultural adj
ˌfloriˈculturist n


(ˈflɔr ɪˌkʌl tʃər, ˈfloʊr-)

the cultivation of flowers or flowering plants, esp. for ornamental purposes.
flo`ri•cul′tur•al, adj.
flo`ri•cul′tur•al•ly, adv.
flo`ri•cul′tur•ist, n.


the cultivation of flowers, especially of decorative flowering plants, usually on a commercial scale. — floriculturist, n. — floricultural, adj.
See also: Flowers
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floriculture - the cultivation of flowering plantsfloriculture - the cultivation of flowering plants
gardening, horticulture - the cultivation of plants
References in classic literature ?
as we are assured by the "Floriste Francaise," the most highly considered authority in matters relating to this flower) is the first word in the Cingalese tongue which was ever used to designate that masterpiece of floriculture which is now called the tulip.
Cement manufacturing is heavily energy-dependent and Ethiopia is busily developing hydroelectric generation; floriculture is viable as the national airline is one of the biggest fleets in Africa, an important asset for perishable exports; and leather is readily available with Ethiopia having Africa's largest livestock herd.
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Apart from the agriculture equipments industry, this report also gives an insight into the market trends, market segments, drivers and challenges, opportunities, various sub-sectors, regulations and the marketing requirements of various other agriculture segments such as farming, fertilizers, pesticides, floriculture, apiculture, sericulture, seeds, animal husbandry, etc.
NAyROBy (CyHAN)- The annual International Floriculture Trade Expo (IFTEX) which started on June 3, continuing in the capital city of Kenya with high level of participation across the globe.
He said that after Independence the Armed Forces of Pakistan and the Cantonment Boards remained the torchbearers of this healthy tradition and continue to religiously undertake tree plantation campaigns and encourage floriculture in their area of responsibility.
MULTAN -- Director Floriculture (Training and Research) Punjab Dr Malik Abid Mahmood has said that 100,000 red rose saplings would be distributed free of cost among farmers to promote cultivation of this exotic flower in South Punjab.
Furthermore, agriculture sector cooperation in areas of Transfer of breeding material for Floriculture, Transfer of Technology for production of medicinal plant.
About 2,33,000 hectares across the country was used for floriculture, producing 17,29,000 metric tonnes ( MT) of loose flowers and 76,732 lakh cut flowers, according to the latest data of the National Horticulture Board for 2012- 13.
Aquarium and floriculture entrepreneurs attended the event at the Manipur Science Aquarium in the D M College campus.
Mohammad Saeed Al Shamsi, director of the downtown Parks and Gardens at Al Ain Municipality, said a large number of agriculture firms will take part in the exhibition which includes poultry, livestock, aquaculture, floriculture, horticulture, agricultural equipment, finance and banking, advisory services, training, supplies, dairy and beekeeping, processing and packaging establishments.
In the garden show, which may have vegetables and floriculture, people having kitchen gardens will see and adopt new techniques to produce more for Bahrain.