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silviculture

or syl·vi·cul·ture

[sil-vi-kuhl-cher]
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noun
  1. the cultivation of forest trees; forestry.

Origin of silviculture

1875–80; < Latin silvi- (see silvicolous) + culture
Related formssil·vi·cul·tur·al, adjectivesil·vi·cul·tur·al·ly, adverbsil·vi·cul·tur·ist, noun
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Examples from the Web for silviculture

Historical Examples

  • The third branch, that of Silviculture, is the most important of all.

    The Training of a Forester

    Gifford Pinchot

  • Only the simplest forms of silviculture have as yet been introduced.

  • The art of producing and developing tree communities, or forests, is silviculture or forestry.

  • And I am not at all angry because you sing us the same old song about the English ploughs and arboriculture and silviculture.

    Dona Perfecta

    B. Perez Galdos

  • The experiments in silviculture are demonstrating the methods of handling woodlands.


British Dictionary definitions for silviculture

silviculture

noun
  1. the branch of forestry that is concerned with the cultivation of trees
Derived Formssilvicultural, adjectivesilviculturist, noun

Word Origin

C20: silvi-, from Latin silva woodland + culture
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