hus·​band·​ry | \ ˈhəz-bən-drē How to pronounce husbandry (audio) \

Definition of husbandry

1a : the cultivation or production of plants or animals : agriculture
b : the scientific control and management of a branch of farming and especially of domestic animals
2 : the control or judicious use of resources : conservation
3 archaic : the care of a household

Examples of husbandry in a Sentence

in accordance with his practice of good husbandry, he never buys anything on credit a family of winemakers whose tradition of vineyard husbandry goes back several generations
Recent Examples on the Web Staff at Red Lobster reached out to Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, who sent two members of their husbandry team to the restaurant, said Ripley's in an email to CNN. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 17 July 2022 From the article: Google now appears to be taking a carpet-bombing, or perhaps carpet-fertilizing, approach to its husbandry of the remaining Indian short-video startups. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 21 June 2022 That care can mean anything from wildlife conservation to land rehabilitation, and even making sure practices like hunting and husbandry don't come at the expense of our ethics. Travel + Leisure, 15 Mar. 2022 Her vision involves developing coral husbandry programs, testing the hybrid corals for hardiness, growing vast numbers in nurseries, then planting them en masse, monitoring them, and keeping stores of frozen eggs and sperm in case of failure. Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books, 4 Nov. 2021 But much of the care, such as taking blood samples, can be done in situ with the help of the husbandry staff. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 14 Dec. 2021 Which environmental factors or husbandry practices put some companion parrot species at a greater risk of developing mental health problems? Grrlscientist, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 First and foremost, everything on the dinner plate is sourced from the south, native to the area, highlighting heirloom husbandry and on-site pickling. Wendy Altschuler, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 Such careful insect husbandry has given her a deep appreciation for an insect most people see as a pest. Malia Wollan, New York Times, 17 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of husbandry

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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“Husbandry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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hus·​band·​ry | \ ˈhəz-bən-drē How to pronounce husbandry (audio) \

Kids Definition of husbandry

1 : the management or wise use of resources : thrift
2 : the raising and management of plants or animals for food

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