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  1. the production of special stocks or strains by careful breeding.
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Origin of stirpiculture

1865–70, Americanism; < Latin stirpi- (stem of stirps) stock, stem + culture
Related formsstir·pi·cul·tur·al, adjectivestir·pi·cul·tur·ist, noun
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Historical Examples of stirpiculture

  • It is well, and it might have been better, but do not give over and talk of stirpiculture.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

    Jack London

  • Stirpiculture in this extended sense was not unknown to the ancients, both in theory and in practice.


    Martin Luther Holbrook