What is domesticate?

  • (verb): Adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment.
    Example: "Domesticate oats"
    Synonyms: cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on domesticate:

Blažej Baláž - Cycle Treptomachia
... texts, a part of Treptomachia, (WARTEZEIT, 2006, WARTERAUM, 2006 and How to domesticate the English language, 2006) ... eff ort culminates by the diptych TREPTOMACHIA.EN-A / How to domesticate the English language and TREPTOMACHIA.DE-B / How to domesticate the German language (2006) ...
List Of Domesticated Animals - Semidomesticated, Routinely Captive-bred, or Domestication Status Unclear
... Italian bee (Apis mellifera ligustica) 1880s Italy honey, pollination easy to domesticate European dark bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) European dark bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) modern times ... cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus) date uncertain India, Sri Lanka pets easy to domesticate Star Finch (Neochmia ruficauda) Star Finch (Neochmia ruficauda) date uncertain Australia pets ...

More definitions of "domesticate":

  • (verb): Make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans.
    Synonyms: tame

Famous quotes containing the word domesticate:

    After a moment of shrinking back, we domesticate the grotesque.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)