ver·​mi·​cul·​ture | \ ˈvər-mə-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce vermiculture (audio) \

Definition of vermiculture

: the cultivation of annelid worms (such as earthworms or bloodworms) especially for use as bait or in composting

Examples of vermiculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Workshops for students of all ages teach basic plant care, plant nutrition, composting and vermiculture -- gardening and composting with worms. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter,, "Shanti Community Farms offers Akron refugees space to farm and a sense of purpose (photos)," 12 Apr. 2018 Topics include: perennial flowers, improving garden soil, pruning raspberries, vermiculture, composting, vegetable garden planning, culinary herbs, growing roses, more. idahostatesman, "Starting plants from seed among upcoming Boise gardening events | Idaho Statesman," 14 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of vermiculture

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vermiculture

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Cite this Entry

“Vermiculture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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