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hybridist (plural hybridists)
- A horticulturist who hybridizes plants.
2014 September 26, Charles Quest-Ritson, “The Dutch garden where tulip bulbs live forever: Hortus Bulborum, a volunteer-run Dutch garden, is dedicated to conserving historic varieties before they vanish for good [print version: Inspired by a living bulb archive, 27 September 2014, p. G5]”, The Daily Telegraph (Gardening):
- The skill of hybridists has consistently improved the quality of what they offer for our gardens, replacing the older varieties [of tulips] with larger, sturdier, healthier bulbs with flowers in a much wider colour range.