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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
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