Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the culture of gardens.
- adj. of or pertaining to horticulture, connected with gardening.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to horticulture, or the culture of gardens or orchards.
- adj. of or relating to the cultivation of plants
- horticulture + -al (Wiktionary)
“Horticulture -- in my college it's known as horticultural science -- includes everything from growing fruits and vegetables for local markets to breeding the next durable, inexpensive turfgrass used on professional sports fields.”
“At dinner each night Emily was flattered and cross-questioned, especially by Walter, who seemed to suspect her of some kind of horticultural chicanery.”
“It certainly pays to go in for some kind of horticultural adornments for the farm.”
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society,Volume 44, from December 1, 1915, to December 1, 1916, Including the Twelve Numbers of "The Minnesota Horticulturist" for 1916
“But if I say “You have roses gorgeous in your garden,” you may be too puzzled by my English to hear a compliment to your horticultural skill.xi”
“His sole confidant is Titchmarsh newcomer Alan Titchmarsh, the loyal British butler who loves nothing more than helping the public with their most common horticultural conundrums in an approachable yet authoritative manner.”
“An integrated pest management approach is helping reduce our dependence on pesticides and herbicides: we check plants for bugs before they're introduced to the greenhouse, and use horticultural oil and soap to eliminate the pests that make their way in.”
“The program has transformed domestic agriculture by supporting irrigation, improving seeds and crop diversification, making tractors more affordable for farmers, and building feed roads, silos, and cold stores for horticultural crops.”
“These chefs' horticultural foodscapes appear to have been assembled with tweezers and dental instruments.”
“The vase Bonsai is inspired on the original millenarian horticultural bonsai philosophy.”
“Nobody in the audience, of course, had ever used this exception; this is an exception matched only in its ridiculousness by the performance rights exception in §110 for playing music at an annual horticultural fair.”
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