[ kuhl-tuh-vahr, -ver ]
/ ˈkʌl təˌvɑr, -vər /


a variety of plant that originated and persisted under cultivation.

Origin of cultivar

1920–25; blend of cultivated and variety Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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Science definitions for cultivar


[ kŭltə-vär′, -vâr′ ]

A variety of a plant that has been created or selected intentionally and maintained through cultivation.
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