Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The raising, keeping, and care of birds.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The care of birds; the rearing or keeping of birds in domestication or captivity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Rearing and care of birds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The rearing and care of birds.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin avis, bird; see awi- in Indo-European roots + culture.]

Examples

  • Poorly drafted legislation purports to squelch the threat of invasive species, but does little more than create massive bureaucratic headaches, ignore primary invasive threats (plants, feral domestic animals) for sensationalized "exotics," and lay waste to the herpetoculture, aquaria, and aviculture trades without rational justification.

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  • Poorly drafted legislation purports to squelch the threat of invasive species, but does little more than create massive bureaucratic headaches, ignore primary invasive threats (plants, feral domestic animals) for sensationalized "exotics," and lay waste to the herpetoculture, aquaria, and aviculture trades without rational justification.

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  • Alex Waier, supervisor of aviculture at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, would be responsible for training a team that would tube-feed every penguin a charcoal substance to counteract the effects of oil ingestion and an electrolyte solution to rehydrate them.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • By studying the bone chemistry of macaw skeletonsfrom Paquime, the team found that the Paquimeños did indeed breed most of the birds – an early example of aviculture in the Americas.

    On Archaeology’s Front Line in Atlanta

  • I think I want to add aviculture to my list of hobbies.

    madrigle Diary Entry

  • There is a very large group of insectivorous and fruit-eating birds very suitable for aviculture, but their mode of living necessarily involves considerable care on the part of the aviculturist in the preparation of their food.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • As things are now done in agriculture and in aviculture, however, very little can be expected along this line.

    Valere Aude Dare to Be Healthy, Or, The Light of Physical Regeneration

  • In the course of my studies in physiological chemistry and biology, which have extended over a period of more than thirty years, I have been led to grappel with problems in agriculture, in horticulture, and in aviculture, for the purpose of finding solutions to problems in human nutrition.

    Valere Aude Dare to Be Healthy, Or, The Light of Physical Regeneration

  • This type of access has allowed many rural women who do not have the possibility of individual access to use a shared plot and work in several sectors: gardening, aviculture, and arboriculture.

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  • For the past two years, he has also taken an interest in aviculture and manages a henhouse in his neighbourhood in Thiès, a town located 70 kilometers from Dakar.

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