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aerator Tweet Definition of aerator Like Definition of aerator on Facebook
noun
  1. A device which mixes air with a substance, particularly soil or a liquid.
agist Tweet Definition of agist Like Definition of agist on Facebook
verbto agist
  1. To take to graze or pasture, at a certain sum; used originally of the feeding of cattle in the king's forests, and collecting the money for the same.
agribusiness Tweet Definition of agribusiness Like Definition of agribusiness on Facebook
noun
  1. big business connected to agriculture, either owning or operating large scale farms, or catering to those who do.
agrichemical Tweet Definition of agrichemical Like Definition of agrichemical on Facebook
noun
  1. Variant of agrochemical.
agriculture Tweet Definition of agriculture Like Definition of agriculture on Facebook
noun
  1. The art or science of cultivate, cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of livestock; tillage; husbandry; farming.
agriculturist Tweet Definition of agriculturist Like Definition of agriculturist on Facebook
noun
  1. One who practices agriculture, a farmer, a gardener.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to agriculture or agriculturists.
agrobiology Tweet Definition of agrobiology Like Definition of agrobiology on Facebook
noun
  1. The science of plant life and nutrition.
agrochemical Tweet Definition of agrochemical Like Definition of agrochemical on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, agrichemical)
  1. (chemistry) A chemical compound, such as a hormone, fungicide, or insecticide, that improves the production of crops
  2. A compound or product derived from farmed plants
agrology Tweet Definition of agrology Like Definition of agrology on Facebook
noun
  1. The science and art of agriculture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agrology legal term, Canadian use)
  2. A sub-discipline of soil science which addresses optimising crop production (common usage, not acceptable to soil scientists)
  3. A sub-discipline of agronomy which addresses the influence of edaphic conditions on crop production.
agronomy Tweet Definition of agronomy Like Definition of agronomy on Facebook
noun (agronomies)
  1. the science of utilizing plants for food, fuel, feed, and fiber. To do this effectively and sustainably, agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil science.
alar Tweet Definition of alar Like Definition of alar on Facebook
noun
  1. A growth-regulating chemical sprayed on fruit trees; entire crop can be harvested at one time; daminozide
adjective
  1. (anatomy) of or relating to the armpit; axillary
  2. Having, resembling, or composed of wings or alae
alkali Tweet Definition of alkali Like Definition of alkali on Facebook
noun (alkal, ies, pl2=alkalis)
  1. Soda ash; caustic soda, caustic potash, etc.
  2. (Chemistry) One of a class of caustic bases, such as soda, potash, ammonia, and lithia, whose distinguishing peculiarities are solubility in alcohol and water, uniting with oils and fats to form soap, neutralizing and forming salts with acids, turning to brown several vegetable yellows, and changing reddened litmus to blue.
    1. (Western United States) Soluble mineral matter, other than common salt, contained in soils of natural waters.
aquaculture Tweet Definition of aquaculture Like Definition of aquaculture on Facebook
noun (plural:aquacultures)
  1. The cultivation of the aquatic produce such as aquatic plants, fish, and other aquatic animals
arable Tweet Definition of arable Like Definition of arable on Facebook
adjective
  1. (agriculture, of land) suitable for cultivation, such as by ploughing

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