Definition of aquaculture in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈakwəkʌltʃə/


[mass noun] Botany
The rearing of aquatic animals or the cultivation of aquatic plants for food.
Example sentences
  • We see it as no less important for land-based aquaculture than it is for sea-based aquaculture.
  • Runoff from intense agriculture is a big factor, as is intense aquaculture.
  • The good news about mussel farming is that unlike other forms of aquaculture, the end product is better than the wild version.


Mid 19th century: from Latin aqua 'water' + culture, on the pattern of words such as agriculture.

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