stirpiculture

[ stur-pi-kuhl-cher ]
/ ˈstɜr pɪˌkʌl tʃər /

noun

the production of special stocks or strains by careful breeding.

Origin of stirpiculture

1865–70, Americanism; < Latin stirpi- (stem of stirps) stock, stem + culture

OTHER WORDS FROM stirpiculture

stir·pi·cul·tur·al, adjectivestir·pi·cul·tur·ist, noun
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Examples from the Web for stirpiculture

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

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

    Homo-culture|Martin Luther Holbrook