Stirpiculture
Stirpiculture Stir"pi*cul`ture, n. [L. stirps, stirpis, stem, stock, race + cultura culture.] The breeding of special stocks or races. [1913 Webster]

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  • stirpiculture — stir·pi·cul·ture …   English syllables

  • stirpiculture — /ˈstɜpəkʌltʃə/ (say sterpuhkulchuh) noun the production of special stocks or strains by careful breeding. {stirpi (combining form of stirps) + culture} –stirpicultural /stɜpəˈkʌltʃərəl/ (say sterpuh kulchuhruhl), adjective –stirpiculturist… …   Australian English dictionary

  • stirpiculture —   n. breeding of special stocks.    ♦ stirps, n. (pl.    ♦ pes ) family line; stock; biological category …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • stirpiculture — ˈstərpəˌkəlchər noun Etymology: Latin stirp , stirps + English i + culture : the breeding of special stocks or races …   Useful english dictionary

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