[kuhl-tuh-juh n, -jen]
- a cultivated plant of unknown or obscure taxonomic origin.
Origin of cultigen
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- a species of plant that is known only as a cultivated form and did not originate from a wild type
C20: from culti (vated) + -gen
- An organism, especially a cultivated plant, such as the banana, not known to have a wild or uncultivated counterpart.
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