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cultigen

Saltos de línea: culti|gen
Pronunciación: /ˈkʌltɪdʒ(ə)n
 
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Definición de cultigen en inglés:

sustantivo

Botany
A plant species or variety known only in cultivation, especially one with no known wild ancestor.
Example sentences
  • It is unclear which or how many wild species or cultigens were the progenitors of the extant avocado races.
  • The period is characterized by the gradual introduction of maize and other tropical cultigens, gradually transforming the resident hunter-gatherer populations into sedentary agricultural communities.
  • These sites had a domesticated plant system incorporating native and introduced cultigens, while the Mill Creek sites also exhibited a dispersed field location pattern.

Origen

early 20th century: from cultivated (past participle of cultivate) + -gen.

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