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apiculture

[ ey-pi-kuhl-cher ]
/ ˈeɪ pɪˌkʌl tʃər /
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noun

beekeeping, especially on a commercial scale for the sale of honey.

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Origin of apiculture

1860–65; <Latin api(s) bee + culture

OTHER WORDS FROM apiculture

a·pi·cul·tur·al, adjectivea·pi·cul·tur·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for apiculture

apiculture
/ (ˈeɪpɪˌkʌltʃə) /

noun

the breeding and care of bees

Derived forms of apiculture

apicultural, adjectiveapiculturist, noun

Word Origin for apiculture

C19: from Latin apis bee + culture
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