Definition of aquaculture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈækwəkʌltʃə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈækwəkʌltʃər//
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the growing of plants in water for food Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin aqua ‘water’ + culture, on the pattern of words such as agriculture.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aquaculture