Horticulture Hor"ti*cul`ture, n. [L. hortus garden + cultura culture: cf. F. horticulture. See {Yard} an inclosure, and {Culture}.] The cultivation of a garden or orchard; the art of cultivating gardens or orchards. [1913 Webster]

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