silviculture

or syl·vi·cul·ture

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

noun

the cultivation of forest trees; forestry.

Nearby words

  1. silvester ii,
  2. silvia,
  3. silvichemical,
  4. silvicolous,
  5. silvics,
  6. silymarin,
  7. sim,
  8. sim card,
  9. sim.,
  10. sima

Origin of silviculture

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

Related formssil·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 Formssilvicultural, adjectivesilviculturist, noun

Word Origin for silviculture

C20: silvi-, from Latin silva woodland + culture

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