Origin of aviculture

First recorded in 1875–80; avi- + culture
Related formsa·vi·cul·tur·ist, noun
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Examples from the Web for aviculture

Historical Examples of aviculture

  • Ten years ago aviculture had hardly been thought of as a school subject.

    Our Domestic Birds

    John H. Robinson

  • The most important invention used in aviculture is the artificial incubator.

    Our Domestic Birds

    John H. Robinson

  • As things are now done in agriculture and in aviculture, however, very little can be expected along this line.

    Valere Aude

    Louis Dechmann

British Dictionary definitions for aviculture


  1. the keeping and rearing of birds
Derived Formsaviculturist, noun
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Word Origin and History for aviculture

1876, from French aviculture, from Latin avis "bird" (see aviary) + Latin cultura "cultivation" (see culture).

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