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husbandry Syllabification: hus·band·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈhəzbəndrē/

Definition of husbandry in English:


1The care, cultivation, and breeding of crops and animals: crop husbandry
More example sentences
  • They have opened the way to a new phase in the history of agriculture, animal breeding and husbandry.
  • First off, I don't really know all that much about animal breeding, husbandry, land use or butchery, and am bound to make a lot of mistakes.
  • This included sound nutrition based on good crop husbandry and spacious accommodation combined with good stockmanship, skills which he had learnt through his family background in cattle farming in the UK.
farm management, land management, farming, agriculture, agronomy;
2Management and conservation of resources.
Example sentences
  • For a country legendary for thrift and good husbandry, this is a disgraceful display of profligacy.
  • This performance depends on, you guessed it, good husbandry of the economy.
  • I have attempted to ask the council why no pruning and general husbandry has taken place but have received no reply on this issue.
conservation, management;


Middle English: from husband in the obsolete sense 'farmer' + -ry; compare with husbandman.

Words that rhyme with husbandry

Bunbury • loganberry
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