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Definition of Horticulture

(noun) A system of growing crops with hand-held tools, such as a hoe or digging stick, instead of draft animals or machine powered tools.

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Horticulture Pronunciation

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Syllabification: hor·ti·cul·ture

Audio Pronunciation

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /hOR-tuh-kuhl-chuhr/
  • British English – /hAWt-i-kuhl-chuh/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈhɔrtɪˌkʌlʧər/
  • British English – /ˈhɔːtɪˌkʌltʃə/

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Works Consulted

Chase-Dunn, Christopher, and Bruce Lerro. 2014. Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present. New York: Routledge.

Macionis, John. 2012. Sociology. 14th ed. Boston: Pearson.

Macionis, John, and Kenneth Plummer. 2012. Sociology: A Global Introduction. 4th ed. Harlow, England: Pearson Education.

Scott, John, and Gordon Marshall. 2005. A Dictionary of Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Turner, Bryan S., ed. 2006. The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Cite the Definition of Horticulture

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “horticulture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 13, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/horticulture/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

horticulture. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/horticulture/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “horticulture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 13, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/horticulture/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“horticulture.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 13 Apr. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/horticulture/>.