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  • n. A treatise upon fish or the art of fishing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A treatise upon fish or the art of fishing; ichthyology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A treatise on fishes, or on the art of fishing: as, the Halieutics of Oppian.
  • n. That branch of practical theology (‘fishing for men’) which treats of the theory of the extension of Christian, missions; the science of Christian missions, specifically, of foreign missions.

Etymologies

Latin halieuticus pertaining to fishing, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)

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  • From ancient Greek �?λιε�?ω, to fish.

    June 30, 2008

  • The art or practice of fishing.

    May 12, 2008