avi·​cul·​ture ˈā-və-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce aviculture (audio) ˈa- How to pronounce aviculture (audio)
: the raising and care of birds and especially of wild birds in captivity
aviculturist noun

Examples of aviculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 19 Apr. 2016

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Word History


Latin avis + English culture

First Known Use

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aviculture was circa 1879

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“Aviculture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aviculture. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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