animal husbandry

noun

Definition of animal husbandry

:a branch of agriculture concerned with the production and care of domestic animals

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First Known Use of animal husbandry

1835


ANIMAL HUSBANDRY Defined for English Language Learners

animal husbandry

noun

Definition of animal husbandry for English Language Learners

  • : a kind of farming in which people raise animals for meat, milk, eggs, etc.


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