cultivar


cul·ti·var

noun \ˈkəl-tə-ˌvär, -ˌver\

Definition of CULTIVAR

:  an organism and especially one of an agricultural or horticultural variety or strain originating and persistent under cultivation

Origin of CULTIVAR

cultivated + variety
First Known Use: 1923

cultivar

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any variety of a plant, originating through cloning or hybridization (see clone, hybrid), known only in cultivation. In asexually propagated plants, a cultivar is a clone considered valuable enough to have its own name; in sexually propagated plants, a cultivar is a pure line (for self-pollinated plants) or, for cross-pollinated plants, a population that is genetically distinguishable.

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