cul·​ti·​va·​tor ˈkəl-tə-ˌvā-tər How to pronounce cultivator (audio)
: one that cultivates
especially : an implement for loosening the soil while crops are growing

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 This Earth sign is a dependable and patient cultivator, embodying the spirit of stability and growth. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 31 May 2024 Some local governments tax a weed business on the square footage of their operations and others have gross receipts taxes on the cultivator, distributor and retailer. Gillian Brassil, Sacramento Bee, 3 May 2024 The state gave its first round of recreational cultivator licenses to farmers who’d already been authorized to grow hemp—i.e., low-THC cannabis—which has been legal since 2017. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024 At a state board hearing in September, cultivators drove to Albany to plead with regulators. Wesley Parnell, Rolling Stone, 22 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for cultivator 

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Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cultivator was in 1661

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“Cultivator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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cul·​ti·​va·​tor ˈkəl-tə-ˌvāt-ər How to pronounce cultivator (audio)
: one that cultivates
especially : a tool or machine to loosen the soil while crops are growing

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