pi·​sci·​cul·​ture ˈpī-sə-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce pisciculture (audio)
ˈpi-skə- How to pronounce pisciculture (audio)
: the cultivation of fish

Examples of pisciculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With a rapidly growing population, an unstable global supply chain for food imports, rising temperatures, and limited land and water resources, Egypt could still find a promising path to food security and economic growth in pisciculture, Nasr-Allah says—but only if it can be done smarter. Tim McDonnell, Quartz, 4 Nov. 2022

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Word History


probably from French, from Latin piscis + French culture culture

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pisciculture was in 1807

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Cite this Entry

“Pisciculture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pisciculture. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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