horti-

(a garden, of a garden, a gardener; enclosed space, enclosure)

cohort (s) (noun), cohorts (pl)
1. A band of soldiers: In times of war and peace, military cohorts are dedicated to supporting each other.

A cohort of three soldiers were wandering the countryside, hoping to find a place to sleep and food to eat.

2. Any group of associates: The Board of Directors for the company consisted of three cohorts who were employees; as well as, three cohorts who were elected to the Board.

Last week, the police arrested the local criminal leader of a gang and his cohorts.

3. Companions or followers: The dynamic priest had a cohort of believers who shared his enthusiasm for moral living and the worship of God.
4. A group of people sharing a common factor; such as, the same age or the same income bracket; especially, in a statistical survey: A lack of focus was a common failure for students in a particular age cohort.
5. A disapproving reference to a supporter, an accomplice, or an associate of a leader; especially, someone to whom special treatment and preference is given: The police were observing the gang's leader and his cohorts or fellow criminals.
6. Etymology: from Latin cohortem, accusative form of cohors, "enclosure"; with the extended meaning applied to "infantry company" in the Roman army (a tenth part of a legion, 400 to 600 men) by way of the notion of an "enclosed group, a retinue"; from com-, "with" + hortus. "garden".
A collaborator, a follower, or an accomplice working together.
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court (s) (noun), courts (pl)
1. An extent of open ground partially or completely enclosed by walls or buildings; a courtyard.
2. A short street, especially a wide alley walled by buildings on three sides.
3. A large open section of a building, often with a glass roof or skylight.
4. A large building, such as a mansion, standing in a courtyard.
5. The place of residence of a sovereign or dignitary; a royal mansion or palace.
6. The retinue of a sovereign, including the royal family and personal servants, advisers, and ministers.
7. A sovereign's governing body, including the council of ministers and state advisers.
8. A formal meeting or reception presided over by a sovereign.
9. In law, a person, or body of people, whose task is to hear and to submit a decision on cases of law.

The building, hall, or room in which such cases are heard and determined.

10. The regular session of a judicial assembly or a similar authorized tribunal having military or ecclesiastical jurisdiction.
11. In sports, an open level area marked with appropriate lines, upon which a game; such as, tennis, handball, or basketball, is played.
12. Etymology: from Old French curt, from Latin cortem, cors (earlier cohors), "enclosed yard"; and by extension (and perhaps by association with curia, "sovereign's assembly"), "those assembled in the yard; company, cohort"; from com-, "together" + the stem, hort-, related to hortus, "garden, plot of ground".

Sporting sense is from 1519, originally of tennis. Legal meaning is from 1292 (early assemblies for justice were overseen by the sovereign personally); courthouse is from 1483.

Court-martial is first indicated in 1571; as a verb, 1859. Courtier is from 1228; courtly, "having manners befitting a court" is from 1450. Courtship, "paying court to a woman with intention of marriage" is from 1596.

courtesan (s) (noun), courtesans (pl)
1. A prostitute or mistress, especially one associated with rich, powerful, or upper-class men or clients who are members of a royal court; or men of high social standing, who provide her with luxuries and status.
2. Etymology: from Middle French courtisane, from Italian cortigiana, "prostitute"; literally, "woman of the court"; feminine of cortigiano, "one attached to a court", from corte, "court", from Latin cortem, "enclosed yard".
electrohorticulture (s) (noun), electrohorticultures (pl)
The growing of pants by means of human produced lights: "Those who utilize electrohorticuture for agricultural production use electric lights either for supplementing the sunlight or as the only means of providing the illumination necessary for the crops."
horticole (verb), horticoles; horticoled; horticoling: garden
Living and growing in gardens.
horticolous (adjective), more horticolous, most horticolous
A reference to plants that inhabit and exist in gardens.
horticultural (adjective), more horticultural, most horticultural
1. Of or relating to the cultivation of plants; such as, fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants in a garden.
2. A reference to a simple form of agriculture based on working small plots of land without using draft animals, plows, or irrigation.
3. Etymology: the Latin words hortus "garden plant" and cultura "culture" together form horticulture, classically defined as "the culture or growing of garden plants".
horticulture (s) (noun), horticultures (pl)
The growth of plants in gardens, orchards, and nurseries in which fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants are cultivated: Horticulture generally refers to small-scale gardening, and agriculture to the growing of field crops, usually on a large scale.

Sam was striving to learn the art of horticulture so he could have more freshly grown food and even some beautiful flowers for his family.

The cultivation of a garden or growing fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants.
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horticulturist (s) (noun), horticulturists (pl)
Someone who strives to improve crop yields, quality, nutritional value, and resistance to insects, diseases, and environmental stresses: Horticulturists work in plant propagation, crop production, plant breeding and genetic engineering, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, and the storage, processing, and transportation of fruits, berries, nuts, vegetables, flowers, trees, shrubs, etc.
ortolan (s) (noun), ortolans (pl)
1. A small brownish songbird of the bunting family that has a grayish head, a yellow throat, and an orange-brown body: The ortolan was formerly sometimes eaten as a delicacy.
2. Etymology: a Latin name Emberiza hortulana via Proven├žal French, "gardener"; from Latin hortulanus or hortus, "garden".
Probitas laudatur et alget. Criminibus debent hortos praetoria mensas, argentum vetus et stantem extra pocula caprum. (Latin proverb)
Translation: "Honesty is praised and left out in the cold. Gardens, palaces, rich tables, old silver, and those embossed goats on the cups; men owe these to their crimes."

From Decimus Iunius (Junius) Iuvenalis (Juvenalis) (c. A.D. 60-117); Saturae, I, 74; who attacked the vices of the plutocrats, the wickedness and immorality of women and foreigners (particularly Greeks), and grieves about the decline of the ancient aristocratic virtues.