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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-culture Also -cultural.

Cultivation or husbandry.

[Latin cultura, growing, cultivation.]

The first words in this form to appear were agriculture (Latin ager, field) and horticulture (Latin hortus, garden). On their model many other terms for the cultivation or growing of specific plants or animals have since been created. See the list below for some examples. Related adjectives are formed in -cultural (agricultural, horticultural).

Terms in which culture refers to a group or section within society that has certain characteristics in common (counterculture, technoculture) are usually regarded as compounds of the noun culture.

Examples of words in -culture
All word sources are from Latin, unless otherwise stated.

agriculture farming ager, field
apiculture bee-keeping apis, bee
aquaculture aquatic animals or plants aqua, water
arboriculture ornamental trees arbor, tree
aviculture birds avis, bird
floriculture flowers flos, flower
horticulture gardening hortus, garden
mariculture sea fish or other marine life mare, sea
monoculture cultivation of only one sort of crop Greek mono, alone or single
permaculture development of sustainable agriculture a blend of permanent and agriculture
sericulture silk and silkworms sericum, silk
silviculture trees silva, wood
vermiculture earthworms vermis, worm
viticulture grapevines vitis, vine

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