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1. The science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants.
2. The cultivation of a garden.

[Latin hortus, garden; see gher- in Indo-European roots + (agri)culture.]

hor′ti·cul′tur·al adj.
hor′ti·cul′tur·al·ly adv.
hor′ti·cul′tur·ist n.
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Adv.1.horticulturally - by means of horticulture
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