husbandry

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

hus·band·ry

noun \ˈhəz-bən-drē\

: the activity of raising plants or animals for food

Full Definition of HUSBANDRY

1
archaic :  the care of a household
2
:  the control or judicious use of resources :  conservation
3
a :  the cultivation or production of plants or animals :  agriculture
b :  the scientific control and management of a branch of farming and especially of domestic animals

Examples of HUSBANDRY

  1. <in accordance with his practice of good husbandry, he never buys anything on credit>
  2. <a family of winemakers whose tradition of vineyard husbandry goes back several generations>

First Known Use of HUSBANDRY

14th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

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