silviculture or syl·vi·cul·ture [sil-vi-kuhl-cher] Word Origin noun

  1. the cultivation of forest trees; forestry.

Origin of silviculture 1875–80; Latin silvi- (see silvicolous) + culture Related formssil·vi·cul·tur·al, adjectivesil·vi·cul·tur·al·ly, adverbsil·vi·cul·tur·ist, noun British Dictionary definitions for silviculturist silviculture noun

  1. the branch of forestry that is concerned with the cultivation of trees

Derived Formssilvicultural, adjectivesilviculturist, nounWord Origin for silviculture C20: silvi-, from Latin silva woodland + culture

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