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sylviculture

[sil-vi-kuhl-cher]
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noun
  1. silviculture.

Origin of sylviculture

< Latin sylv(a) (variant spelling of silva) forest + -i- + culture

silviculture

or syl·vi·cul·ture

[sil-vi-kuhl-cher]
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 sylviculture

Historical Examples

  • Other experiments in sylviculture at different points on the steppes promise valuable results.

    Man and Nature

    George P. Marsh


British Dictionary definitions for sylviculture

sylviculture

noun
  1. a variant spelling of 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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