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apiculture

[ey-pi-kuhl-cher]
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noun
  1. 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
Related formsa·pi·cul·tur·al, adjectivea·pi·cul·tur·ist, noun
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apiculture

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

Word Origin

C19: from Latin apis bee + culture
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