cul·​ti·​var | \ ˈkəl-tə-ˌvär How to pronounce cultivar (audio) , -ˌver \

Definition of cultivar

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

Examples of cultivar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to its color, this plant part is in specific relation: perhaps unhelpfully peduncolo means peduncle, which is a stem that ends at a flower or a fruit, this grape’s lifeline bestowing also the cultivar’s red name. Susan H. Gordon, Forbes, 6 May 2022 The samples are organized as accessions, which are seeds grouped by cultivar or breeding line. Clarisa Diaz, Quartz, 12 Apr. 2022 This time, with a cultivar that has been specifically bred to resist the fungus. Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 Chameleon plant is one of the worst among weeds that look somewhat decorative, especially the once-popular variegated cultivar that reverts to plain green. Miri Talabac,, 24 Feb. 2022 Look for the specification of not only the country, but also the town or region the oil came from, along with the specific olive cultivar. Amanda Ruggeri, Outside Online, 9 Dec. 2014 The blotches on the leaves are caused by the elm leafminer, which is actually fairly common on this particular cultivar. oregonlive, 12 Feb. 2022 Try the Bird’s Nest ‘Hurricane’ cultivar, Asplenium antiquum. Yelena Moroz Alpert, WSJ, 8 Feb. 2022 In a memoir written many years after the fact, a member of the Lewelling family recalled that Ah Bing had under his personal supervision the row of test trees in which the successful cultivar appeared. John Mcphee, The New Yorker, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cultivar

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cultivar

cultivated + variety

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12 May 2022

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“Cultivar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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