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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɔː.tɪˌkʌl.tʃə(ɹ)/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɔɹ.tɪˌkʌl.t͡ʃɚ/
- Hyphenation: hor‧ti‧cul‧ture
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- The art or science of cultivating gardens; gardening.
- 1868, Charles Darwin, The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication. […], volume I, London: John Murray, […], OCLC 156100686, page 351:
- Let any one compare the fruit of one of the largest varieties exhibited at our Shows with that of the wild wood strawberry, or, which will be a fairer comparison, with the somewhat larger fruit of the wild American Virginian Strawberry, and he will see what prodigies horticulture has effected.
- Small-scale agriculture.
the science of caring for gardens
small scale agriculture
horticulture f (plural horticultures)