animal husbandry


noun

the science of breeding, feeding, and tending domestic animals, especially farm animals.

Nearby words

  1. animal control officer,
  2. animal cracker,
  3. animal faith,
  4. animal farm,
  5. animal heat,
  6. animal kingdom,
  7. animal liberation front,
  8. animal magnetism,
  9. animal park,
  10. animal pole

Origin of animal husbandry

First recorded in 1915–20

Related formsanimal husbandman, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for animal husbandry

animal husbandry

noun

the science of breeding, rearing, and caring for farm animals
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Science definitions for animal husbandry

animal husbandry

The branch of agriculture concerned with the care and breeding of domestic animals such as cattle, hogs, sheep, and horses.
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