Definition of polyculture in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒlɪkʌltʃə/


[mass noun]
The simultaneous cultivation or exploitation of several crops or kinds of animals: rich pockets of polyculture [count noun]: crop polycultures of legumes grown with corn give about half again the value compared to corn alone
More example sentences
  • Corn was planted at 53,000 plants per ha in both monoculture and polyculture.
  • It is now perfectly possible to make a viable living from vines in Chablis, whereas in the 1950s growers needed both eternal optimism and another crop, so that polyculture was common.
  • The crops grown in polyculture do not compete directly with each other for resources.

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