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Definition of "husbandry" []

  • The act or practice of cultivating crops and breeding and raising livestock; agriculture. (noun)
  • The application of scientific principles to agriculture, especially to animal breeding. (noun)
  • Careful management or conservation of resources; economy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "husbandry" in a sentence
  • "True conservation had to begin with “that combination of solicitude, foresight, and skill which we call husbandry,” practiced by landowners on their own land."
  • "Many of Yunnan nomadic tribes or those engaged in husbandry, in particular, relied on agricultural products from Sichuan."
  • "Similarly exploring this new form of animal husbandry is Dressing the Meat of Tomorrow by James King."