stirpiculture

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

the production of special stocks or strains by careful breeding.

Nearby words

  1. stirling engine,
  2. stirling's formula,
  3. stirlingshire,
  4. stirp,
  5. stirpes,
  6. stirps,
  7. stirrer,
  8. stirring,
  9. stirringly,
  10. stirrup

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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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