Definition of cultivar in English:

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cultivar

Pronunciation: /ˈkəltəˌvär/

noun

Botany
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.

Origin

1920s: blend of cultivate and variety.

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Syllabification: cul·ti·var

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