cul·​ti·​va·​tor | \ ˈkəl-tə-ˌvā-tər How to pronounce cultivator (audio) \

Definition of cultivator

: one that cultivates especially : an implement for loosening the soil while crops are growing

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Examples of cultivator in a Sentence

encountered an indigenous people who were experienced cultivators of the soil as well as highly skilled craftsmen
Recent Examples on the Web The bill would also create two new cultivator licenses, with one allowing up to 6,000 square feet and another up to 50,000 square feet. cleveland, 15 Dec. 2021 Two of them – Gould's CannAscend and One Orijin LLC, owned by Schottenstein Aphria – were both parties in a 2018 lawsuit that accused state officials of unfairly rejecting their cultivator license applications. Haley Bemiller, The Enquirer, 15 Dec. 2021 After the state taxes are paid, that leaves the cultivator with $1,200 to cover the labor, rent, supplies, and energy costs that went into that crop. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Dec. 2021 Some examples are hoe/cultivator, Hori Hori knife and weeder/trowel. Jodi Bay, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Dec. 2021 Manneh attributes the popularity of Asian rice over African rice, from a cultivator perspective, to the centuries of money, experimentation and attention invested into its development. New York Times, 11 Nov. 2021 Founded in 2020, superbad inc. claims the coveted market space of a top shelf, modern, innovative cultivator and brand. Lindsey Bartlett, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 The cultivator promoted the jaw-dropping report on its Instagram page, as did one local dispensary. Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 Oct. 2021 Chris Duke, a professional licensed cannabis cultivator for IESO, works in his spare time at a converted bank vault in the lounge, showing customers how to use water pipes, bongs and other paraphernalia. Robert Mccoppin,, 31 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of cultivator

1661, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cultivator was in 1661

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30 Dec 2021

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“Cultivator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of cultivator

: a person who prepares land for planting
: a tool or machine that is used to prepare the soil and kill weeds around growing plants


cul·​ti·​va·​tor | \ ˈkəl-tə-ˌvā-tər How to pronounce cultivator (audio) \

Kids Definition of cultivator

: a tool or machine for loosening the soil between rows of a crop

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