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horticulture (n.)

1670s, "cultivation of a garden," coined from Latin hortus "garden" (from PIE root *gher- (1) "to grasp, enclose"), probably on model of agriculture. Famously punned upon by Dorothy Parker.

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Definitions of horticulture

horticulture (n.)
the cultivation of plants;
Synonyms: gardening
From wordnet.princeton.edu