: the usually simultaneous cultivation or growth of two or more compatible plants or organisms and especially crops or fish in a single area
also : a product of such cultivation or growth

Word History


poly- + culture entry 1

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polyculture was in 1915

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“Polyculture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyculture. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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