Definitions

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

  • noun Cultivation of marine organisms in their natural habitats, usually for commercial purposes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The development of the resources of the sea, especially with respect to food-fish: coined in distinction from agriculture.

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  • noun seawater aquaculture of fish or other sea-creatures

Etymologies

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

[Latin mare, mari-, sea; see mori- in Indo-European roots + culture.]

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From Latin mare, maris ("sea") + culture.

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