cul·​trate | \ ˈkəl‧ˌtrāt \
variants: or less commonly cultrated \ -​ātə̇d \

Definition of cultrate

: sharp-edged and pointed : shaped like a pruning knife a crow's beak is cultrate

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First Known Use of cultrate

1752, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cultrate

cultrate from Latin cultratus knife-shaped, from cultr-, culter knife + -atus -ate; cultrated from Latin cultratus + English -ed

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“Cultrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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