cult-, -cultural, -culture, -cultures, -culturally, -cultrist

(Latin: to care for, to till [the ground], to cherish; to dwell, to inhabit)

culture, cultured
1. The quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc.
2. That which is excellent in the arts, manners, etc.
3. A particular form or stage of civilization, as that of a certain nation or period: Greek culture.
4. The development or improvement of the mind by education or training.
5. The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group: the youth culture; the culture of the elderly; the drug culture.
6. In anthropology, the sum total of ways of living built up by a group of human beings and transmitted from one generation to another.
7. In biology, the cultivation of microorganisms; such as, bacteria, or of tissues, for scientific study, medicinal use, etc.; the product or growth resulting from such cultivation.
8. The act or practice of cultivating the soil; tillage and farming.
9. The raising of plants or animals; especially, with a view to their improvement; the product or growth resulting from such cultivation.
cyberculture (s) (noun), cybercultures (pl)
A society with a highly automated industry: Josh grew up in a cyberculture that was supported by a cybernated industry.
domiculture
That which relates to household affairs; the art of housekeeping, cookery, etc.; domestic economy; home economics.
electroculture
1. The use of electricity to stimulate the growth of plants for crops.
2. The stimulation of the growth, development, and maturing of plants by electrical procedures; especially, by static electricity and the fields of forces in the atmosphere.
feticulture
The promotion of proper growth and development of a fetus or unborn child which is still in the uterus.
floricultural
1. Relating to or involving floriculture which is the growing of flowers.
2. A reference to the cultivation and management of ornamental and; especially, flowering plants.
floriculture
The cultivation or growing of flowers as a crop or of flowering and ornamental plants; especially, for decorative purposes.
floriculturist
Someone who cultivates flowers or flowering and ornamental plants.
hemoculture
Blood for bacteriological cultures.
herpetoculture
The cultivation of reptiles; especially snakes.
hirudiniculture
The cultivation or propagation of leeches for biological study or for use in medical blood-product removal in certain bodily areas (wounds, surface blood clotting, etc.).
hirudiniculturist
Someone who cultivates leeches for biological studies or for medical applications.
homiculture (verb), homicultures; homicultured; homiculturing
1. The physical cultivation or development of mankind.
2. Eugenics; the physical improvement of mankind.
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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