Definition of polyculture in English:


Syllabification: pol·y·cul·ture
Pronunciation: /ˌpäliˈkəlCHər


  • The simultaneous cultivation or exploitation of several crops or kinds of animals.
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    • 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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