- the rearing or keeping of birds.
Origin of aviculture
Related formsa·vi·cul·tur·ist, noun
First recorded in 1875–80; avi-
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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.
The most important invention used in aviculture is the artificial incubator.
As things are now done in agriculture and in aviculture, however, very little can be expected along this line.
British Dictionary definitions for aviculture
Derived Formsaviculturist, noun
- the keeping and rearing of birds
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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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