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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. seawater aquaculture of fish or other sea-creatures

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


Latin mare, mari-, sea; see mori- in Indo-European roots + culture.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin mare, maris ("sea") + culture. (Wiktionary)



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