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Word: horticultural

Definition: pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops


Sentences Containing 'horticultural'

Herbert, afterward Dean of Manchester, in the fourth volume of the "Horticultural Transactions", 1822, and in his work on the "Amaryllidaceae" (1837, pages 19, 339), declares that "horticultural experiments have established, beyond the possibility of refutation, that botanical species are only a higher and more permanent class of varieties."
I have seen great surprise expressed in horticultural works at the wonderful skill of gardeners in having produced such splendid results from such poor materials; but the art has been simple, and, as far as the final result is concerned, has been followed almost unconsciously.
Herbert, Dean of Manchester, evidently the result of his great horticultural knowledge.
The difference in their results may, I think, be in part accounted for by Herbert's great horticultural skill, and by his having hot-houses at his command.

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