aviculture

noun
avi·cul·ture | \ˈā-və-ˌkəl-chər, ˈa- \

Definition of aviculture 

: the raising and care of birds and especially of wild birds in captivity

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aviculturist \ˌā-və-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rist, ˌa- \ noun

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Singapore plays a key role as a major international transshipment hub for the global aviculture industry, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the wildlife trade monitoring organization TRAFFIC. National Geographic, "Inside the Secret Trade That Threatens Rare Birds," 19 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of aviculture

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aviculture

Latin avis + English culture

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The first known use of aviculture was circa 1879

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