from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The planting and care of woody plants, especially trees.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The cultivation of trees; the art of planting, training, pruning, and cultivating trees and shrubs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The cultivation of trees and shrubs, chiefly for timber or for ornamental purposes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The branch of horticulture concerned with the planting and growth of trees

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the cultivation of tree for the production of timber


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