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cull

[kuhl] /kʌl/
verb (used with object)
1.
to choose; select; pick.
2.
to gather the choice things or parts from.
3.
to collect; gather; pluck.
noun
4.
act of culling.
5.
something culled, especially something picked out and put aside as inferior.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English coilen, cuilen, cullen < Anglo-French, Old French cuillir < Latin colligere to gather; see collect1
Related forms
culler, noun
outcull, verb (used with object)
overcull, verb (used with object)
unculled, adjective
Can be confused
call, caul, cull (see synonym study at call)
Synonyms
2. glean, extract. 3. garner, winnow.
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British Dictionary definitions for unculled

cull

/kʌl/
verb (transitive)
1.
to choose or gather the best or required examples
2.
to take out (an animal, esp an inferior one) from a herd
3.
to reduce the size of (a herd or flock) by killing a proportion of its members
4.
to gather (flowers, fruit, etc)
5.
to cease to employ; get rid of
noun
6.
the act or product of culling
7.
an inferior animal taken from a herd or group
Word Origin
C15: from Old French coillir to pick, from Latin colligere; see collect1
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Word Origin and History for unculled
cull
early 14c., originally "put through a strainer," from O.Fr. coillir "collect, gather, select," from L. colligere "gather together," originally "choose, select" (see collect).
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