a person or thing that cultivates.
an implement drawn between rows of growing plants to loosen the earth and destroy weeds.

1655–65; cultivate + -or2 Unabridged
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cultivator (ˈkʌltɪˌveɪtə)
1.  a farm implement equipped with shovels, blades, etc, used to break up soil and remove weeds
2.  a person or thing that cultivates
3.  a person who grows, tends, or improves plants or crops

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Word Origin & History

1660s, noun of action (in Latin form) from cultivate. As the name of an agricultural tool, from 1759.
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farm implement or machine designed to stir the soil around a crop as it matures to promote growth and destroy weeds

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Example sentences
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.
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