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hus·band·ry  audio  (hzbn-dr) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. The act or practice of cultivating crops and breeding and raising livestock; agriculture.
    2. The application of scientific principles to agriculture, especially to animal breeding.
  1. Careful management or conservation of resources; economy.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English husbondri, from huseband, husband ; see husband


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