hydroponic

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὕδωρ (húdōr, water) + Ancient Greek πονος (ponos, work, labour)

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hydroponic

  1. (Horticulture) of a plant; a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions in water, without soil.
    • 1991: Sid was now living in a small commune in the Shetland Islands, where he and his fellow communards were dedicated to the growing of implausibly large hydroponic onions. — Will Self, The Quantity Theory of Insanity