[ ak-wuh-kuhl-cher, ah-kwuh- ]
/ ˈæk wəˌkʌl tʃər, ˈɑ kwə- /
the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, especially fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater agriculture.
Related formsaq·ua·cul·tur·al, adjectiveaq·ua·cul·tur·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aquaculture
/ (ˈækwəˌkʌltʃə) /
the cultivation of freshwater and marine resources, both plant and animal, for human consumption or use
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Word Origin and History for aquaculture
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Science definitions for aquaculture
[ ăk′wə-kŭl′chər, ä′kwə- ]
The science of cultivating marine or freshwater food fish, such as salmon and trout, or shellfish, such as oysters and clams, under controlled conditions.
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