variants or less commonly cultrated
: sharp-edged and pointed : shaped like a pruning knife
a crow's beak is cultrate

Word History


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

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cultrate was in 1752

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“Cultrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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