Definition of horticulture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhɔːtɪkʌltʃə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrtɪkʌltʃər//
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the study or practice of growing flowers, fruit and vegetables a college of agriculture and horticulture compare gardening Word Origin late 17th cent.: from Latin hortus ‘garden’, on the pattern of agriculture.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: horticulture