cultivar

noun
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 The first run of berries (the Omakase cultivar) has been geared toward the luxury market and is available only in the New York City area. Washington Post, 11 June 2021 In general, white and red onions tend to be sweeter, while yellow varieties are more pungent, though that can vary depending on the cultivar. New York Times, 17 May 2021 For example, fragrant crab apples are in full glory in May, with peonies and lilacs, depending on the specific cultivar, blooming in May or June. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, 12 May 2021 Echalions, also called banana or torpedo shallots, are actually a different onion cultivar, with a less nuanced flavor that’s more like a red onion than a true shallot. New York Times, 17 May 2021 Oishii’s founder Hiroki Koga brought this berry cultivar from the Japanese Alps over to the States, to grow in a vertical farm in New Jersey. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 3 May 2021 Powdery mildew is a common disease on phlox — ‘David’ is a phlox cultivar that is resistant to powdery mildew. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 24 Apr. 2021 In the late 1800s, Carl Fritze, a German immigrant and caretaker of the village graveyard, raised Parma violets, an exotic and imported cultivar, in his private nursery. Mike Klingaman, baltimoresun.com, 15 Apr. 2021 The ‘Six Hills Giant’ cultivar is a good choice for covering large areas. oregonlive, 27 Mar. 2021

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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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17 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Cultivar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cultivar. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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