apiculture

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

noun

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

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. apicoectomy,
  2. apicolysis,
  3. apicomplexan,
  4. apicotomy,
  5. apiculate,
  6. apiculus,
  7. apiece,
  8. apiezon,
  9. aping,
  10. apio

Origin of apiculture

1860–65; < Latin api(s) bee + culture

Related formsa·pi·cul·tur·al, adjectivea·pi·cul·tur·ist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for apiculturist

apiculture

/ (ˈeɪpɪˌkʌltʃə) /

noun

the breeding and care of bees
Derived Formsapicultural, adjectiveapiculturist, noun

Word Origin for apiculture

C19: from Latin apis bee + culture

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