cultivator

noun
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 Roughly 90 percent of what was planted this year won’t be tried again, because the cultivators have deemed those varieties either not hardy enough or distinct enough. Erin Cox, Washington Post, "The East Coast’s first outdoor, commercial cannabis harvest is underway," 8 Oct. 2019 Roughly 90% of what was planted this year won't be tried again, because the cultivators have deemed those varieties either not hardy enough or distinct enough. Erin Cox, chicagotribune.com, "The East Coast’s first outdoor, commercial cannabis harvest is underway," 8 Oct. 2019 The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries would license and regulate cultivators. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, "What’s in Alabama’s draft bill on medical marijuana?," 19 Dec. 2019 Under Howard's bill, a member of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board would oversee four types of licensing and permit categories — cultivator, processor, tester, retailer and home grower. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky lawmaker proposes bill to legalize recreational marijuana to fight pension debt," 18 Dec. 2019 Before the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act swept hemp away in prohibition, American farmers long grew the plant for fiber, feed and more, with George Washington one of hemp's more famous cultivators. Mackensy Lunsford, chicagotribune.com, "Women leading way as hemp revival sweeps North Carolina," 23 July 2019 The law calls for expanding the number of cultivators to 28. Washington Post, "Medical marijuana may be more accessible in New Jersey," 2 July 2019 The cultivators have been generous with politicians. Joe Mozingo, SFChronicle.com, "Marijuana growers in Santa Barbara County gain political clout," 17 Nov. 2019 Culta’s cultivators are not only looking for a plant that grows well in this climate. Erin Cox, Washington Post, "The East Coast’s first outdoor, commercial cannabis harvest is underway," 8 Oct. 2019

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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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8 Jan 2020

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“Cultivator.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cultivator. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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cultivator

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How to pronounce cultivator (audio)

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

cultivator

noun
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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