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aquaculture

noun aqua·cul·ture \ˈä-kwə-ˌkəl-chər, ˈa-\

Definition of aquaculture

  1. :  the cultivation of aquatic organisms (as fish or shellfish) especially for food

aqua·cul·tur·alplay \ˌä-kwə-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rəl, ˌa-\ adjective
aquaculture transitive verb
aqua·cul·tur·istplay \-ch(ə-)rist\ noun


Variants of aquaculture

also aqui·cul·ture play \ˈä-kwə-ˌkəl-chər, ˈa-\

Origin of aquaculture

Latin aqua + English -culture (as in agriculture)


First Known Use: 1864



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