Definitions

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

  • noun The cultivation of citrus fruits.

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  • noun The cultivation of citrus fruit.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[citr(us) + culture.]

Examples

  • The number of women gainfully employed in the agricultural sector increased slightly in 1926 – 1927 with the development of the citriculture sector.

    Women in the Yishuv Workforce.

  • Thus the decline in employment share of agriculture caused by the collapse of citriculture in Palestine in 1939 had a greater impact on female employment.

    Women in the Yishuv Workforce.

  • Fluctuations in the employment share of women in agriculture corresponded remarkably to changes in the local as well as global political atmosphere because citriculture was mainly an export product and employed a large number of Arab workers.

    Women in the Yishuv Workforce.

  • Agriculture underwent a significant structural change: by 1931, citriculture became the main productive branch in agriculture and the single leading export sector in the economy.

    Women in the Yishuv Workforce.

  • Only about a third of the population manages to support itself on citriculture, date growing and some small industry.

    Statement Before The General Assembly Of The United Nations

  • [In Citrus] Laszlo, a retired French chemist, takes us on a journey from the orangeries of Versailles, via the limes of the Royal Navy to the citriculture of modern Florida.

    The Chicago Blog

  • [In Citrus] Laszlo, a retired French chemist, takes us on a journey from the orangeries of Versailles, via the limes of the Royal Navy to the citriculture of modern Florida.

    The Chicago Blog

  • [In Citrus] Laszlo, a retired French chemist, takes us on a journey from the orangeries of Versailles, via the limes of the Royal Navy to the citriculture of modern Florida.

    The Chicago Blog

  • [In Citrus] Laszlo, a retired French chemist, takes us on a journey from the orangeries of Versailles, via the limes of the Royal Navy to the citriculture of modern Florida.

    The Chicago Blog

  • [In Citrus] Laszlo, a retired French chemist, takes us on a journey from the orangeries of Versailles, via the limes of the Royal Navy to the citriculture of modern Florida.

    The Chicago Blog

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  • Citriculture would be a lovely avocation, but I'm moving very soon from FL (back) to ID. Yes, I'll grow some potatoes. Some certified seed potatoes recently shipped to me from a Colorado grower are moving with me. Oh, and my big black cat too.

    March 10, 2011

  • I read this as critterculture. Which might also be fun.

    March 10, 2011

  • When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And when life refuses you lemons, grow potatoes instead - they're just as tasty.

    March 10, 2011