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- the production of special stocks or strains by careful breeding.
Origin of stirpiculture
1865–70, AmericanismRelated formsstir·pi·cul·tur·al, adjectivestir·pi·cul·tur·ist, noun
; < Latin stirpi-
(stem of stirps
) stock, stem + culture
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for stirpiculture
It is well, and it might have been better, but do not give over and talk of stirpiculture.
Stirpiculture in this extended sense was not unknown to the ancients, both in theory and in practice.