Definitions

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

  • noun One, such as a horticulturist, who collects or grows plants.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A florist; a nurseryman.

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  • noun An expert on the identification and cultivation of plants

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

  • noun an expert in the science of cultivating plants (fruit or flowers or vegetables or ornamental plants)

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Examples

  • Wayne Winterrowd, a plantsman and writer who drew on the lush gardens of his Louisiana childhood to form a paradise in the frigid hills of New England, died Sept. 17 at his home in Readsboro, Vt. He was 68.

    Wayne Winterrowd, garden expert and writer, dies at 68

  • This was a plant used extensively in gardens as seen in the books and articles written by and about Dutch plantsman and designer Piet Oudolf.

    Wildflowers Of May* « Fairegarden

  • He is particularly fascinated by butterfly ecology, bird evolution and diversity, odonate habitat choice and breeding, and adaptation to the sea shore by a wide variety of animals, as well as being a keen plantsman (species only, though!).

    Contributor: Kevin J. Caley

  • I agree that Brian was a real trooper–he is also a great plantsman.

    More Plants And Pals From Buffa10 « Fairegarden

  • Like his friend Cedric Morris further down the valley, Nash called himself an artist plantsman, and both men put the creation of their gardens on a par with their art.

    Wildwood

  • As he matured as a gardener, Johnston became a formidable plantsman with a discerning eye but catholic tastes, selecting plants not only for their rarity but also for what they could contribute to his garden picture.

    A Most Peculiar Vision

  • He has taken on the mantle of the artist plantsman from Nash.

    Wildwood

  • Like his friend Cedric Morris further down the valley, Nash called himself an artist plantsman, and both men put the creation of their gardens on a par with their art.

    Wildwood

  • He has taken on the mantle of the artist plantsman from Nash.

    Wildwood

  • We learned he is an avid plantsman and hopes to really devote himself to his garden when he retires in a couple of years.

    Fairies Part Three « Fairegarden

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