Definition of floriculture in US English:



  • The cultivation of flowers.

    • ‘The incubator projects dealt with high-tech development in fields like information technology and software development, biotechnology, chemicals, floriculture and medical developments.’
    • ‘The new funding will be used to finance projects in manufacturing, agro industry, floriculture, tourism, mining and service sectors.’
    • ‘She will, however, hold the additional charge of departments of fisheries, floriculture, administrative reforms and inspections.’
    • ‘The time has come to encourage our farmers to diversify into areas such as horticulture, floriculture and oilseeds.’
    • ‘Its varied agro climate, rich soil and cheap labour are helping India emerge as an outsourcing hub for floriculture even as strategies are being reworked to capture a growing demand for fresh and dried flowers.’
    • ‘This scheme should encourage farmers to adopt horticulture, floriculture and oilseed farming.’
    • ‘A new propagation technique developed by researchers at the Department of Agriculture is expected to revolutionise floriculture worldwide.’
    • ‘The Prime Minister surely knows that it is not the farmers but agri-business companies that can afford to venture into floriculture for export.’
    • ‘According to Prof. George, a number of papers and theses have been written about floriculture but all the research has remained in the laboratory itself, it has not been transferred from the labs to the fields.’
    • ‘Thus the emerging areas in agriculture like horticulture, floriculture, organic farming, genetic engineering, food processing, and packaging have been identified for having high potential of growth.’
    • ‘She sees vast untapped potential in fields like eco-tourism, food processing and floriculture - sectors very much suited to Kerala and which do not create atmospheric pollution.’
    • ‘In some areas, floriculture's liberal use of groundwater has caused water tables to drop.’
    • ‘The float exhibited the horticultural wealth of the area including products like carrots and beetroots, the department also showed the increasing importance being given to the promotion of floriculture.’
    • ‘In 1958, he married Helen B. Storms, a well-known author and speaker on gardening and floriculture, and they have two daughters, Anne and Jane.’
    • ‘There is huge scope for smallholder cultivation of plantation crops and in horticulture, herbiculture and floriculture with technical inputs, planting material, processing and marketing support being provided by large units.’
    • ‘In terms of commercial floriculture, it is often desirable to lengthen natural daylengths by applying photoperiodic lighting treatments to long day plants to minimize the duration to flowering.’
    • ‘Commercial agriculture and floriculture have increased dramatically with the use of plastic greenhouses - the plastic sheeting is a product of the petrochemical industries.’
    • ‘Visitors will also find floriculture and landscaping products and services, garden furniture and accessories, and interesting design ideas.’
    • ‘In India, floriculture and cut flower industries are flourishing as many research centres and special nurseries have turned into promising businesses.’
    • ‘The newsletter seeks to convey a whole lot of information on subjects like biotechnology, horticulture, floriculture, water conservation, meat production and control of foot and mouth disease as is evident from its first edition.’


Early 19th century: from Latin flos, flor- ‘flower’ + culture, on the pattern of horticulture.