What does poaching mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poaching(noun)

    cooking in simmering liquid


  1. poaching(Noun)

    Illegal procurement of protected wildlife such as fish, game, logging, or plant collecting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poaching

    of Poach


  1. Poaching

    Poaching is the unlawful or illegal taking of wild plants or animals, such as through hunting, harvesting, fishing, or trapping. The law concerned may be a law of property, of regulation, or of local or international conservation and wildlife management. Violations of hunting laws and regulations are normally punishable by law and, collectively, such violations are known as poaching. By contrast, stealing or killing domestic animals or crops is considered to be theft, not poaching. Plant poaching is also a public issue due to a decrease in plant wildlife. A prominent example, from the United States, is the removal of ginseng growing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is estimated that wild ginseng plants are worth more than $260–365 per pound on the black market.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poaching in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poaching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Greenberg:

    There is a global shortage, and this has brought pilot poaching.

  2. Himanta Biswa Sharma:

    If rhino poaching cannot be controlled this year, we may have to fare badly in the state elections next year.

  3. Glenn Phillips:

    It's a 1,400-kilometer boundary which we manage all the time with 700 rangers -- rangers that now must mainly focus on anti-poaching operations.

  4. Mike Knight:

    The extensive poaching for the illegal trade in horn continues to undermine the rhino conservation successes made in Africa over the last two decades.

  5. John Cruden:

    Each illegally traded horn or tusk represents not an antique object but a dead animal. Wildlife trafficking entails poaching, bribery, smuggling and organized crime.

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