aquaponics

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

aqua- +‎ hydroponics

Pronunciation[edit]

  • /ˈækwəˈpɒnɨks/

Noun[edit]

aquaponics (uncountable)

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  1. A sustainable food production system that combines traditional aquaculture with hydroponics, with effluent from the water being used as nutrition for the plants.
    • 2009 July 5, Elizabeth Royte, “Street Farmer”, New York Times:
      Pumps send the dirty fish water up into beds of watercress, which filter pollutants and trickle the cleaner water back down to the fish — a symbiotic system called aquaponics.