Friday, January 16, 2009

2009 Agriculture Glossary & Thesaurus

Agricultural Thesaurus & Glossary (USDA National Agricultural Library)

Available in English and Spanish. "The 2009 edition is the 8th edition of the Agricultural Thesaurus, first released by the National Agricultural Library in 2002. Terminology associated with herbicides, forestry, and fire science was expanded this edition. The taxonomic classification of fungi was realigned based on the 2007 international collaborative work published by D.S. Hibbett in Mycological Research, “A higher-level phylogenetic classification of the Fungi”. The common and scientific names of many insects and mites were added this edition. There are 85 new definitions in Spanish and English."


  • English Thesaurus terms = 73,194; Glossary definitions = 2,574
  • Spanish Thesaurus terms = 69,118; Glossary definitions = 2,574

New words include:

Related tools:

  • AGROVOC - "multilingual, structured and controlled vocabulary designed to cover the terminology of all subject fields in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food and related domains (e.g. environment)"
  • CAB Thesaurus - choose "Descriptors" from the drop-down menu, then click

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