What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?


[sil-vi-kuhl-cher] /ˈsɪl vɪˌkʌl tʃər/
the cultivation of forest trees; forestry.
Origin of silviculture
1875-80; < Latin silvi- (see silvicolous) + culture
Related forms
silvicultural, adjective
silviculturally, adverb
silviculturist, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for silviculture
  • The act protects surface and groundwater resources from pollution from agriculture and silviculture practices.
  • Impacts of silviculture on flatwoods runoff water quality, and nutrient budgets.
  • Water quality effects of pine flatwoods silviculture.
  • Many landowners engage in even-aged silviculture as a way to maximize revenue from timber production.
  • Land predominantly in silviculture had the highest percentage of forested and shrub wetland.
British Dictionary definitions for silviculture


the branch of forestry that is concerned with the cultivation of trees
Derived Forms
silvicultural, adjective
silviculturist, noun
Word Origin
C20: silvi-, from Latin silva woodland + culture
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for silviculture

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for silviculture

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for silviculture