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stirpiculture

[stur-pi-kuhl-cher] /ˈstɜr pɪˌkʌl tʃər/
noun
1.
the production of special stocks or strains by careful breeding.
Origin of stirpiculture
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; < Latin stirpi- (stem of stirps) stock, stem + culture
Related forms
stirpicultural, adjective
stirpiculturist, noun
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  • It is well, and it might have been better, but do not give over and talk of stirpiculture.

  • stirpiculture in this extended sense was not unknown to the ancients, both in theory and in practice.

    Homo-culture Martin Luther Holbrook

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