Look it up: Latest edition of ag thesaurus online


SILVER SPRING, Md. — The USDA National Agricultural Library has published 2008 editions of its National Agricultural Library Agricultural Thesaurus and Glossary of Agricultural Terms in both Spanish and English.

The update is published collaboratively with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture.

National Agricultural Library, the world’s foremost research library focused on agriculture, is part of the Agricultural Research Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific research agency.

New definitions

The 2008 edition of the Agricultural Thesaurus and Glossary adds about 70 new definitions in Spanish and English, with expanded terminology associated with fuels, chocolate manufacture, bodies of water, the U.S. National Forest System and acronyms used in the taxonomic classification of viruses.

The Thesaurus and Glossary Web site features a new format presenting parallel English and Spanish language interfaces, enabling users to search and read all background materials in either language.


It also features a “Download Files” page, enabling users to download the thesaurus and glossary files in an array of formats.

A “Contact us” page is also included where users can propose terms to be added to the thesaurus and glossary.

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