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[kuhl-tuh-vey-ter] /ˈkʌl təˌveɪ tər/
a person or thing that cultivates.
an implement drawn between rows of growing plants to loosen the earth and destroy weeds.
Origin of cultivator
1655-65; cultivate + -or2 Unabridged
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  • It was a mistake to state that a laugh and a lip and a laid climb and a depot and a cultivator and little choosing is a point it.
  • He pulled the nail out of her foot, said nothing to anybody, and drove her to the cultivator all day.
  • It affects the day-to-day living of the humblest rural cultivator in ways that he can see and understand.
  • The cultivator is half a dozen hoes in one, and the horse-rake a dozen rakes.
  • We don't have to maintain the v-ripper or field cultivator and other machinery either.
  • After testing several prototypes, he began producing the heavy-duty cultivator for sale.
  • Corn is generally cultivated with a row cultivator or rotary hoed.
  • If the cultivator did not get a crop, this would not cancel his contract.
British Dictionary definitions for cultivator


a farm implement equipped with shovels, blades, etc, used to break up soil and remove weeds
a person or thing that cultivates
a person who grows, tends, or improves plants or crops
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Word Origin and History for cultivator

1660s, noun of action (in Latin form) from cultivate. As the name of an agricultural tool, from 1759.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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