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silviculture

or syl·vi·cul·ture

[ sil-vi-kuhl-cher ]
/ ˈsɪl vɪˌkʌl tʃər /
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noun

the cultivation of forest trees; forestry.

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Origin of silviculture

1875–80; <Latin silvi- (see silvicolous) + culture

OTHER WORDS FROM silviculture

sil·vi·cul·tur·al, adjectivesil·vi·cul·tur·al·ly, adverbsil·vi·cul·tur·ist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for silviculture

silviculture
/ (ˈsɪlvɪˌkʌltʃə) /

noun

the branch of forestry that is concerned with the cultivation of trees

Derived forms of silviculture

silvicultural, adjectivesilviculturist, noun

Word Origin for silviculture

C20: silvi-, from Latin silva woodland + culture
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