[ kuhl-tuh-vahr, -ver ]
/ ˈkʌl təˌvɑr, -vər /
a variety of plant that originated and persisted under cultivation.
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British Dictionary definitions for cultivar
/ (ˈkʌltɪˌvɑː) /
a variety of a plant that was produced from a natural species and is maintained by cultivation
Word Origin for cultivar
C20: from culti (vated) + var (iety)
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Word Origin and History for cultivar
1923, from culti(vated) var(iety), coined by U.S. horticulturalist Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954) in "Gentes Herbarum."
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Science definitions for cultivar
[ kŭl′tə-vär′, -vâr′ ]
A variety of a plant that has been created or selected intentionally and maintained through cultivation.
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