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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
1. Vitality
2. Special Vitality

371. [Economy or Management of Plants.] Agriculture.

   NOUN:AGRICULTURE, cultivation, husbandry, farming; georgics, geoponics; agronomy, agronomics, tillage, tilth, gardening, spade husbandry, vintage; horticulture, arboriculture, silviculture, forestry; floriculture; landscape gardening; viticulture.
  HUSBANDMAN, horticulturist, gardener, florist; agricultor [rare], agriculturist, agronomist, yeoman, farmer, cultivator, tiller of the soil, plowman or ploughman, reaper, sower; logger, lumberman [U. S. & Can.], lumberjack [N. W. U. S.], forester, woodcutter, pioneer, backwoodsman; granger [U. S.], habitant, vigneron [F.], viniculturist, vine-grower, vintager, viticulturist; Triptolemus.
  GARDEN; botanic -, winter -, ornamental -, flower -, kitchen -, market -, truck -, hop- garden; nursery; green-house, hothouse; conservatory, forcing house, cold-frame; bed, border, seed plot; grassplot or grassplat, lawn; parterre; shrubbery, plantation, avenue, arboretum, pinery, pinetum, orchard; vineyard, vinery, orangery.
  FIELD, meadow, mead, green, common, maidan [India]; park (pleasure ground) [See Amusement]; farm (abode) [See Abode].
   VERB:CULTIVATE, till, till the soil, farm, garden, sow, plant; reap, mow, cut; manure, dress the ground, dig, spade, delve, dibble, hoe, plow or plough, harrow, rake, weed, lop and top; backset [U. S.]; force, seed, turf, transplant, thin out, bed, prune, graft.
   ADJECTIVE:AGRICULTURAL, agronomic, geoponic, georgic, agrestical [obs.], agrestian, prædial or predial; horticultural, viticultural.
  ARABLE, plowable or ploughable, tillable.
  RURAL, rustic, country, agrarian, pastoral, bucolic, Arcadian.
   QUOTATION:The first farmer was the first man, and all historic nobility rests on possession and use of land.—Emerson