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[kuhl-tuh s] /ˈkʌl təs/
noun, plural cultuses (especially collectively) cultus.
1.
Also called cultus cod.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon kə́ltəs worthless, bad, < Lower Chinook kə́ltas in vain, only (but perhaps itself < Chinook Jargon)
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cultus

/ˈkʌltəs/
noun (pl) -tuses, -ti (-taɪ)
1.
(mainly RC Church) another word for cult (sense 1)
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: a toiling over something, refinement, cult
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