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aviculture

[ ey-vi-kuhl-cher ]
/ ˈeɪ vɪˌkʌl tʃər /
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noun

the rearing or keeping of birds.

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Origin of aviculture

First recorded in 1875–80; avi- + culture

OTHER WORDS FROM aviculture

a·vi·cul·tur·ist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for 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

aviculture
/ (ˈeɪvɪˌkʌltʃə) /

noun

the keeping and rearing of birds

Derived forms of aviculture

aviculturist, noun
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