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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.
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(Horticulture) the cultivation of flowering plants
ˌfloriˈcultural adj
ˌfloriˈculturist n
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(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.
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the cultivation of flowers, especially of decorative flowering plants, usually on a commercial scale. — floriculturist, n. — floricultural, adj.
See also: Flowers
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Anantnag (J-K), Apr 19 (ANI): The Department of Floriculture in Kashmir is using a Central Government sponsored-scheme to offer financial assistance to the state's unemployed youth to attract them to flower cultivation.
The test cultivation of Holland strawberries conducted in a poly house at Chajji Floriculture Park recently gave a good yield.
Jaipur, Feb 13 (ANI): Capitalizing on the ensuing festive season, most of the farmers in Rajasthan's Jaipur region switch over to floriculture from traditional crops for better benefits.
Kashipur (Uttarakhand), Dec 15 (ANI): The rising demand for the ornamental Javera flower has popularised floriculture on an unprecedented scale in Uttarakhand's Kashipur area.
Jammu, Feb 4 (ANI): Farmers in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir are shifting from traditional crops to cultivation of flowers, as floriculture is proving more lucrative.