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The care and cultivation of forest trees; forestry.

[Latin silva, forest + culture.]

sil′vi·cul′tur·al adj.
sil′vi·cul′tur·ist n.


(Forestry) the branch of forestry that is concerned with the cultivation of trees
[C20: silvi-, from Latin silva woodland + culture]
ˌsilviˈcultural adj
ˌsilviˈculturist n


(ˈsɪl vɪˌkʌl tʃər)

the cultivation of forest and shade trees.
[1875–80; < Latin silv(a) woodland + -i- + culture]

silviculture, sylviculture

the cultivation of forest trees; forestry. — silviculturist, sylviculturist, n.
See also: Trees
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silviculture - the branch of forestry dealing with the development and care of forestssilviculture - the branch of forestry dealing with the development and care of forests
forestry - the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber


[ˈsɪlvɪˌkʌltʃəʳ] Nsilvicultura f


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