avi·​cul·​ture | \ ˈā-və-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce aviculture (audio) , ˈa- How to pronounce aviculture (audio) \

Definition of aviculture

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

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Other Words from aviculture

aviculturist \ ˌā-​və-​ˈkəl-​ch(ə-​)rist How to pronounce aviculturist (audio) , ˌa-​ \ 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, "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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“Aviculture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aviculture. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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