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cultivable

[kuhl-tuh-vuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of being cultivated.
Also cul·ti·vat·a·ble [kuhl-tuh-vey-tuh-buh l] /ˈkʌl təˌveɪ tə bəl/.

Origin of cultivable

First recorded in 1675–85; cultiv(ate) + -able
Related formscul·ti·va·bil·i·ty, nouncul·ti·va·bly, adverbnon·cul·ti·va·bil·i·ty, nounnon·cul·ti·va·ble, adjectivenon·cul·ti·vat·a·ble, adjectiveun·cul·ti·va·ble, adjectiveun·cul·ti·vat·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cultivable

Historical Examples

  • These, and such as these, were all the cultivated and cultivable land in Provincetown.

    Cape Cod

    Henry D. Thoreau

  • This is about four thirteenths of the cultivable soil of the kingdom.

    Man and Nature

    George P. Marsh

  • The soil is not cultivable excepting in some of the glens and straths.

  • But if so, this was only because a larger area of the cultivable ground was tilled.

    Patriarchal Palestine

    Archibald Henry Sayce

  • In cultivable places houses were standing on the minimum of ground.

    The Foundations of Japan

    J.W. Robertson Scott


British Dictionary definitions for cultivable

cultivable

cultivatable (ˈkʌltɪˌveɪtəbəl)

adjective
  1. (of land) capable of being cultivated
Derived Formscultivability, noun

Word Origin

C17: from French, from Old French cultiver to cultivate
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