- a person or thing that cultivates.
- an implement drawn between rows of growing plants to loosen the earth and destroy weeds.
Origin of cultivator
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Examples from the Web for cultivator
The trees, laden with fruit, seemed to have repaid the labour of the cultivator.Six Letters From the Colonies
Then the trench is evenly filled with earth and the cultivator follows.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
What would the farmer say if you gave him a cultivator but no plough?
Of one other burden of the same species he relieved the cultivator.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3)
The harrow, the cultivator, and the plow should be kept busy.Agriculture for Beginners
Charles William Burkett
- 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
1660s, noun of action (in Latin form) from cultivate. As the name of an agricultural tool, from 1759.
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