cultivator

[kuhl-tuh-vey-ter]

noun

a person or thing that cultivates.
an implement drawn between rows of growing plants to loosen the earth and destroy weeds.

Origin of cultivator

First recorded in 1655–65; cultivate + -or2
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cultivator

noun

a farm implement equipped with shovels, blades, etc, used to break up soil and remove weeds
a person or thing that cultivates
a person who grows, tends, or improves plants or crops
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Word Origin and History for cultivator
n.

1660s, noun of action (in Latin form) from cultivate. As the name of an agricultural tool, from 1759.

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