[kuhl-tuh-vahr, -ver] /ˈkʌl təˌvɑr, -vər/
a variety of plant that originated and persisted under cultivation.
1920–25; blend of cultivated and variety
Example Sentences for cultivar
But there are side shoots or suckers at the base of the main stalk, which can be removed and replanted to continue the cultivar.
We cannot develop a cultivar only for one specific trait.
The best way to select a cultivar that appeals is to visit a nursery when the trees are in full bloom and make the selection.
If you want a hardy cultivar, look for the largest plants in the collection which have survived many winters in the ground.
British Dictionary definitions for cultivar
cultivar (ˈkʌltɪˌvɑː)
a variety of a plant that was produced from a natural species and is maintained by cultivation
[C20: from culti(vated) + var(iety)]

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Word Origin and History for cultivar
1923, from culti(vated) var(iety), coined by U.S. horticulturalist Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954) in "Gentes Herbarum."
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cultivar in Science
  (kŭl'tə-vär', -vâr')   
A variety of a plant that has been created or selected intentionally and maintained through cultivation.
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