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cultivar Line breaks: cul¦ti|var
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌltɪvɑː/

Definition of cultivar in English:


A plant variety that has been produced in cultivation by selective breeding. Cultivars are usually designated in the style Taxus baccata ‘Variegata’. See also variety (sense 2).
Example sentences
  • Plants from winter-type cultivars were first vernalized and then kept in the greenhouse.
  • At present most transgenic plants are crop varieties or cultivars and the changes they received have been very simple.
  • Plants of a given cultivar are generally closely spaced in groups.


1920s: blend of cultivate and variety.

Words that rhyme with cultivar

shalwar • samovar
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