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 Flush with capital from multimillion-dollar harvests, marijuana cultivators have become local philanthropists and political donors. Joe Mozingo,, "Marijuana growers in Santa Barbara County gain political clout," 17 Nov. 2019 Business owners should try to brand themselves as different and better than their competitors, said Ellenbogen, who ran Verde Natural, a cannabis cultivator and retailer in Colorado, until it was sold last year. Robert Mccoppin,, "At Illinois Cannabis Summit in Schaumburg, entrepreneurs learn that starting a pot business can be daunting but potentially rewarding," 14 Oct. 2019 Greenlane is a major distributor of vape and accessory products, supplying more than 9,700 smoke shops and other retail locations, and hundreds of licensed cannabis cultivators, processors and dispensaries, according to securities filings. Marcia Heroux Pounds,, "Multimillion-dollar business thrives selling vaping supplies. Now, it faces national vaping crisis.," 4 Oct. 2019 While the closure of so many cultivators has put a large dent in the local supply chain, McElfresh said local dispensaries won’t have a problem because there are suppliers across the state with available product. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Roughly two dozen San Diego marijuana cultivators forced to shut down," 18 Oct. 2019 Counterfeit pot products have proved to be a headache for cultivators and a boon for those who run unpermitted dispensaries in California. Los Angeles Times, "Counterfeit cannabis products stoke black market for California weed," 26 Aug. 2019 Pennsylvania’s software has caused problems for cultivators trying to record shipments. Gene Johnson,, "Software problems cripple Washington state pot industry," 25 July 2019 Harvest was awarded one of 12 competitive large-scale cultivator licenses in November 2017 because of its minority ownership designation. Jackie Borchardt,, "Ownership questions prompt investigations into two Ohio medical marijuana companies," 10 July 2019 But there are therapists to deal with traumatic trips, guides to light the way through the psychic depths, lawyers, lobbyists and, of course, fungal cultivators. The Denver Post, "Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of Aug. 19-25," 25 Aug. 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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26 Nov 2019

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“Cultivator.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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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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