aquaculture

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noun aqua·cul·ture \ˈä-kwə-ˌkəl-chər, ˈa-\
variants: or less commonly

aquiculture

Definition of aquaculture

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

aquacultural

play \ˌä-kwə-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rəl, ˌa-\ adjective

aquaculture

transitive verb

aquaculturist

play \-ch(ə-)rist\ noun

Did You Know?

For most of the modern history of aquaculture, only costly fish and shellfish like salmon and shrimp were harvested. But new technologies are allowing cheaper and more efficient cultivation of fish for food, and such common fish as cod are now being farmed. Seaweeds and other algae are also being grown--for food (mostly in Asia), cattle feed, fertilizer, and experimentally as a source of energy. Aquaculture is now the world's fastest-growing form of food production.

Origin and Etymology of aquaculture

Latin aqua + English -culture (as in agriculture)


First Known Use: 1864



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