husbandry

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husband +‎ -ry

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husbandry ‎(plural husbandries)

  1. The raising of livestock and the cultivation of crops; agriculture.
    • 2015, Elizabeth Royte, Vultures Are Revolting. Here’s Why We Need to Save Them., National Geographic (December 2015)[1]
      On a sunny March day Ogada is traveling with her colleague Munir Virani in the Masai Mara region of Kenya. Virani is here not to study his beloved birds but to speak with herdsmen about their cows. Livestock husbandry, it turns out, is essential to vulture welfare.
  2. The prudent management or conservation of resources.

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