[ kuhl-tuh-vahr, -ver ]
/ ˈkʌl təˌvɑr, -vər /
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a variety of plant that originated and persisted under cultivation.
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Example sentences from the Web for cultivar
Hop plant cultivars grown in Washington’s Yakima Valley produce higher levels of hexyl glucoside than the same cultivars grown in Idaho’s Kootenay River valley.How does a crop’s environment shape a food’s smell and taste?|Carolyn Beans|September 10, 2020|Science News
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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Scientific 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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