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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Synonyms & Antonyms for cultivator



  • nonfarmer
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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 In 1843, Gideon Smith, a medical doctor and silkworm cultivator in Baltimore, convinced newspapers to publish his appeals to readers to report emergences of cicadas, which were called locusts at the time. Ian Graber-stiehl, Science | AAAS, 1 June 2021 Kira West, community cultivator and content creator, wanted to merge her interests into the more balanced theme of wellness. Kate Talbot, Forbes, 19 May 2021 There would be no more than 12 cultivator licenses, no more than four processor licenses, and no more than four dispensary licenses. Mike Cason |, al, 10 May 2021 State rules do not preclude a cultivator from submitting an application on its own, Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor wrote in the opinion joined by justices Patrick Fischer, Patrick DeWine, Michael Donnelly, Melody Stewart and Jennifer Brunner. Jackie Borchardt, The Enquirer, 11 Mar. 2021 Moraine Valley also recently received an $85,000 donation from Bedford Grow, a developer and cultivator of cannabis products in Illinois. Susan Degrane,, 11 Mar. 2021 There will be three marijuana license types (micro-cultivator, food and beverage manufacturers and delivery) that will have lower licensing and application fees to promote equity, according to a bill summary. Russell Blair,, 26 Feb. 2021 That early work led to a relationship with the Oregon cultivator Green Bodhi, who features his images on Instagram. A.j. Herrington, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 In November, Good Day Farm Arkansas, a medical marijuana cultivator, received approval from the state to purchase Natural State Wellness Enterprises of Newport and move the operation to Pine Bluff. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, 15 Feb. 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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9 Jun 2021

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“Cultivator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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