One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The controlled breeding and rearing of fish.
- ‘Dr Dharmakanta, famous surgeon, gregarious and home loving, knew everything from pisciculture in aquariums to baking cakes and pizzas, but not how to fly a kite.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin piscis ‘fish’ + culture, on the pattern of words such as agriculture.
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