cultigen

[ kuhl-tuh-juh n, -jen ]
/ ˈkʌl tə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /

noun

a cultivated plant of unknown or obscure taxonomic origin.

Nearby words

  1. cult,
  2. cult of personality,
  3. cultch,
  4. cultellus,
  5. cultic,
  6. cultish,
  7. cultism,
  8. cultivable,
  9. cultivar,
  10. cultivate

Origin of cultigen

First recorded in 1920–25; culti(vated) + -gen

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British Dictionary definitions for cultigen

cultigen

/ (ˈkʌltɪdʒən) /

noun

a species of plant that is known only as a cultivated form and did not originate from a wild type

Word Origin for cultigen

C20: from culti (vated) + -gen

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Science definitions for cultigen

cultigen

[ kŭltə-jən ]

An organism, especially a cultivated plant, such as the banana, not known to have a wild or uncultivated counterpart.
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